About the Author
Eugene L. Rogan is University Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East and a Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire (1999) and editor of Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East (2002). He is editor of The Contemporary Middle East series published by Cambridge.
Avi Shlaim is Professor of International Relations and a Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford. He was a British Academy Research Professor in 2003-6 and he was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His previous publications include War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History (1995), The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (2000) and Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (2008).
Table of ContentsNotes on contributors vii
List of abbreviations xi
Preface to the second edition xvii
The Palestinians and 1948: the underlying causes of failure Rashid Khalidi 12
Revisiting the Palestinian exodus of 1948 Benny Morris 37
The Druze and the birth of Israel Laila Parsons 60
Israel and the Arab coalition in 1948 Avi Shlaim 79
Jordan and 1948: the persistence of an official history Eugene L. Rogan 104
Iraq and the 1948 War: mirror of Iraq's disorder Charles Tripp 125
Egypt and the 1948 War: internal conflict and regional ambition Fawaz A. Gerges 150
Syria and the Palestine War: fighting King `Abdullah's "Greater Syria Plan" Joshua Landis 176
Collusion across the Litani? Lebanon and the 1948 War Matthew Hughes 204
Saudi Arabia and the 1948 Palestine War: beyond official history Madawi Al-Rasheed 228
Afterword: the consequences of 1948 Edward W. Said 248
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