The Israel-Palestine Conflict: A History

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: A History

by James L. Gelvin
The Israel-Palestine Conflict: A History

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: A History

by James L. Gelvin

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Now in its fourth edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account of the conflict between Israel and Palestine offers a compelling, accessible and current introduction for students and general readers. The book traces the struggle from the emergence of nationalism among the Jews of Europe and the Arab inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine through to the present, exploring the external pressures and internal logic that have propelled it. Placing events in Palestine within the framework of global history, The Israel-Palestine Conflict: A History skilfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction, and official documentation into its narrative. This updated edition features new material on the fate of the two-state solution during the Trump/Netanyahu era, alongside an expanded glossary and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108738637
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/11/2021
Edition description: 4th ed.
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 113,781
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

James L. Gelvin is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles. A specialist in the modern social and cultural history of the Arab East, he is author of The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know (2017), The Modern Middle East: A History (2020), editor of The Contemporary Middle East in an Age of Upheaval (2021), and co-editor of Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print, 1850-1930 (2013). His books have been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Turkish, Arabic, and Polish. In 2015, Gelvin received the Middle East Studies Association's Undergraduate Education Award.

Table of Contents

Preface; Author's Note to Previous Editions; 1. The Land and its Lure; 2. Cultures of Nationalism; 3 Zionism and the Colonization of Palestine; 4. World War I and the Palestine Mandate; 5 From Nationalism in Palestine to Palestinian Nationalism; 6 From the Great Revolt through the 1948 War; 7. Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism: A Closer Look; 8 The Arab-Israeli Conflict; 9 The Palestinian National Movement Comes of Age; 10 Coming Full Circle: The Era of Oslo; Glossary; Time Line of Events; Biographical Sketches; Index.
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