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Author Kimmerling, Baruch.

Title The Palestinian people : a history / Baruch Kimmerling, Joel S. Migdal.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    956.94 KIM 2003    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    956.94 KIM 2003    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    956.94 KIM 2003    Available
Description xxix, 568 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Note Updated ed. of: Palestinians. 1994.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-545) and index.
Contents pt. 1. From revolt to revolt : the encounter with the European world and Zionism -- 1. The revolt of 1834 and the making of modern Palestine -- 2. The city : between Nablus and Jaffa -- 3. Jerusalem : notables and nationalism -- 4. The Arab revolt, 1936-1939 -- pt. 2. Dispersal -- 5. The meaning of disaster -- pt. 3. Reconstituting the Palestinian nation -- 6. Odd man out : Arabs in Israel -- 7. Dispersal, 1948-1967 -- 8. The feday : rebirth and resistance -- 9. Steering a path under occupation -- pt. 4. Abortive reconciliation -- 10. The Oslo process : what went right? -- 11. The Oslo process : what went wrong?
Summary In this text Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal offer an authoritative account of the history of the Palestinian people from their modern origins to the Oslo peace process and beyond. Palestinians struggled to create themselves as a people from the first revolt of the Arabs in Palestine in 1834 through the British Mandate to the impact of Zionism and the founding of Israel. Their relationship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel has been fundamental in shaping that identity, and today Palestinians find themselves again at a critical juncture. In the 1990s cornerstones for peace were laid for eventual Palestinian-Israeli coexistence, including mutual acceptance, the renunciation of violence as a permanent strategy, and the establishment for the first time of Palestinian self-government. But the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a reversion to unmitigated hatred and mutual demonization. By mid-2002 the brutal violence of the Intifada had crippled Palestine's fledgling political institutions and threatened the fragile social cohesion painstakingly constructed after 1967. Kimmerling and Migdal unravel what went right--and what went wrong--in the Oslo peace process, and what lessons we can draw about the forces that help to shape a people. The authors present a balanced, insightful, and sobering look at the realities of creating peace in the Middle East.
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict.
Palestinian Arabs -- History.
Added Author Migdal, Joel S.
Kimmerling, Baruch. Palestinians.
ISBN 0674011317 (cloth : alk. paper)
0674011295 (paper : alk. paper) : $17.95

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