The Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

One Hundred Years of War

Paperback - 2005
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The conflict between Israelis and their forebears, on the one hand, and Palestinians and theirs, on the other, has lasted over a century and generated more than its share of commentaries and histories. James L. Gelvin's new account of that conflict offers a compelling, accessible and up-to-the-moment introduction for students and general readers. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, when the inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine and the Jews of Eastern Europe began to conceive of themselves as members of national communities, the book traces the evolution and interaction of these communities from their first encounters, through to the present, as well as exploring the external pressures and internal logic that has propelled their conflict. The book, which places events in Palestine within the framework of global history, skilfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction and official documentation into its narrative, and includes photographs, maps and an abundance of supplementary material.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780521852890
0521852897
9780521618045
0521618045
Branch Call Number: 956.042
Characteristics: x, 294 p. : ill, maps ; 23 cm.

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