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Encyclopedia of the Palestinians /
edited by Philip Mattar.
edition
Rev. ed.
imprint
New York : Facts on File, c2005.
description
xix, 684 p. : ill.
ISBN
0816057648
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
added author
imprint
New York : Facts on File, c2005.
isbn
0816057648
catalogue key
5761753
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Praise for the previous edition:
Selected as an Outstanding Reference Source, 2000—RUSA
Selected as an Editors' Choice Reference Source, 2000— Booklist/RBB
This encyclopedia will remain a definitive work on Palestine for years to come. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.—Library Journal
By mid-2004, Palestinian attacks, including suicide bombings, directed at Israelis in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel, resulted in approximately 1,000 deaths. Israel responded by reoccupying parts of the West Bank and Gaza, killing about 3,000 Palestinians, the majority of whom were civilians.
Encyclopedia of the Palestinians, Revised Edition is the definitive source for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers who want an account of these people and their long history. Much has happened since the first edition was published, including the breakdown of negotiations at Camp David, the subsequent outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, the death of Yasir Arafat, and the election of Mahmud Abbas, commonly known as Abu Mazen, as president of the Palestinian Authority. This comprehensive resource includes entries on recent developments and personalities, updates of many of the existing entries, and approximately 50 black-and-white photographs and additional maps. A document section has been added to the end of the book, including entire texts or excerpts of key documents on Palestinian history.
New entries include:
Al-Aqsa Intifada
Barrier
Camp David Summit
Muhammad Dahlan
Internally displaced persons
Islamic jihad
Al-Nakba
Oslo Peace Process
Right of return
Roadmap
Textbooks
Mustafa Zibri.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-01-01:
This revised edition has been updated and expanded to reflect rapidly changing diplomatic, political, and military events. The focus remains Palestinian history, politics, and society from the late Ottoman period to the present. Coverage of cultural and religious topics is less complete. New entries include the Camp David Summit of 2000, al-Aqsa Intifada, the barrier, Taba 2001, and the Geneva Accord. Biographical entries have been added and updated. The entry for Yasir Arafat now covers the period of his confinement and death, with a new assessment of his leadership. Most entries are followed by short bibliographies, revised to include recent publications. This edition retains a chronology, an annotated bibliography, and the text of 50 key documents. Photographs have been included to illustrate important people and places, and maps have been improved. An effort to use impartial terminology makes some topics difficult to locate. What Israelis call the "separation fence" and Palestinians call the "wall" is listed under "barrier." One expects to find the Second Intifada listed under Intifada, but instead is led to "AL-Aqsa Intifada." However, since the definite article "al" is not indexed, the entry is found under Aqsa Intifada. Despite these minor inconveniences, the articles are accessible to the general reader and detailed enough for the advanced student. This remains the most objective reference compendium to treat Palestinian history as a subject in its own right. Libraries holding the first edition should acquire the new one. Professionals working in Middle Eastern studies, nonprofit organizations, and consular officials will want this in their libraries. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Academic libraries serving undergraduate and graduate programs; professionals/practitioners. S. M. Estelle-Holmer Yale Divinity School
Appeared in Library Journal on 2000-05-01:
The Palestine conflict has been at the core of the Arab-Israeli dispute for over half a century. There are numerous fine books on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Palestinian issues have received extensive media coverage throughout the world. Yet misperceptions about the Palestinian people and their history abound in both popular and, to some extent, scholarly circles in the West. The editor, a Jerusalem-born Palestinian American, is the executive director of the American branch of the Institute for Palestine Studies and deputy director of the Journal of Palestine Studies. In this solid reference work, the editor and approximately 50 other scholars have put together extremely useful entries on all aspects of historical and contemporary issues affecting the Palestinian people. The topics covered include politics, culture, society, history, economics, and geography. Also included are significant events and biographies of important individuals whose lives have shaped the contours of modern Palestinian history. This encyclopedia will remain a definitive work on Palestine for years to come. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.--Nader Entessar, Spring Hill Coll., Mobile, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
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Reference & Research Book News, August 2005
Booklist, November 2005
Choice, January 2006
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a resource for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers who want an accurate account of the Palestinians and their long history. This edition includes new entries on recent developments and personalities, and updates of many of the existing entries.
Long Description
The encyclopedia objectively details the historical and political factors behind such controversial topics as refugees, the West Bank, and terrorism. Coverage concentrates primarily on the modern era, from the late Ottoman period to the present; the ancient and medieval history of the region is also explored.Led by Philip Mattar, executive director of the Institute for Palestine Studies, a distinguished group of fifty scholars and regional experts has contributed the book's 320 alphabetically arranged articles.Entries include: -- Politics: National Bloc Party, Palestine National Charter, Palestine National Council, Reform Party, United Nations, Liberal Party, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine -- Significant Events: Sabra and Shatila Massacre, Gulf Crisis, 1990-1991, Arab-Israeli War of 1967, Camp David Accords -- Important Individuals: Yasir Arafat, Abu Nidal, Emile Habibi, Layla Khalid, Mahmud Darwish -- Geography: Water, Land, West Bank, Haifa, Holy Places -- Economics: Palestinian National Fund, Economic History -- Society: Women, Religious and Ethnic Minorities, Human Rights -- Culture: Folklore, Art, Education, Law, Archaeology.
Unpaid Annotation
This is a resource for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers who want an accurate account of the Palestinians and their long history. The revised edition includes new entries on recent developments and personalities, updates of many of the existing entries, and approximately 50 black-and-white photographs and additional maps.
Unpaid Annotation
The encyclopedia objectively details the historical and political factors behind such controversial topics as refugees, the West Bank, and terrorism. Coverage concentrates primarily on the modern era, from the late Ottoman period to the present; the ancient and medieval history of the region is also explored.Led by Philip Mattar, executive director of the Institute for Palestine Studies, a distinguished group of fifty scholars and regional experts has contributed the book's 320 alphabetically arranged articles.Entries include: -- Politics: National Bloc Party, Palestine National Charter, Palestine National Council, Reform Party, United Nations, Liberal Party, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-- Significant Events: Sabra and Shatila Massacre, Gulf Crisis, 1990-1991, Arab-Israeli War of 1967, Camp David Accords-- Important Individuals: Yasir Arafat, Abu Nidal, Emile Habibi, Layla Khalid, Mahmud Darwish-- Geography: Water, Land, West Bank, Haifa, Holy Places-- Economics: Palestinian National Fund, Economic History-- Society: Women, Religious and Ethnic Minorities, Human Rights-- Culture: Folklore, Art, Education, Law, Archaeology.
Unpaid Annotation
Praise for the previous edition: Selected as an ""Outstanding Reference Source, 2000"" - RUSA Selected as an ""Editors' Choice Reference Source, 2000"" - Booklist/RBB ""This encyclopedia will remain a definitive work on Palestine for years to come. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."" - Library Journal By mid-2004, Palestinian attacks, including suicide bombings, directed at Israelis in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel, resulted in approximately 1,000 deaths. Israel responded by reoccupying parts of the West Bank and Gaza, killing about 3,000 Palestinians, the majority of whom were civilians. Encyclopedia of the Palestinians, Revised Edition is the definitive source for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers who want an accurate account of these people and their long history. Much has happened since the first edition was published, including the breakdown of negotiations at Camp David, the subsequent outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, the death of Yasir Arafat, and the election of Mahmud Abbas, commonly known as Abu Mazen, as president of the Palestinian Authority. This crucial update includes new entries on recent developments and personalities, updates of many of the existing entries, and approximately 50 black-and-white photographs and additional maps. A document section has been added to the end of the book, including entire texts or excerpts of key documents on Palestinian history. New entries include: Al-Aqsa Intifada Barrier Camp David Summit Muhammad Dahlan Internally displaced persons Islamic jihad Al-Nakba Oslo Peace Process Right of return Roadmap Textbooks Mustafa Zibri.

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