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The rise and fall of a Palestinian dynasty : The Husaynis, 1700-1948 /
Ilan Pappe.
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Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2010.
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399 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
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0520268393, 9780520268395
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Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2010.
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0520268393
9780520268395
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7355713
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-392) and index.
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"Ilan Pappeacute; is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian." --John Pilger, author ofFreedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire
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"Ilan Pappé is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian." --John Pilger, author of Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-10-01:
Pappe (Univ. of Exeter, UK), mostly known for his studies of the modern Middle East and revisionist historical studies of Israel, has produced a most readable and original political biographical account of the Husayni family and the role it has played in Palestinian politics. Among the many themes are the relationship between elite politics and the shaping of urban life. Pappe's account of the intricate web of alliances and connections in pre-Israeli history underlines the fact that Palestine was a complex urban and suburban territory inhabited by diverse social groups. The author uses Israeli and European diplomatic and travelers' reports and, uniquely, Palestinian works, including the records of the Islamic courts in Jerusalem. While his pro-Palestinian bias guides the book's analytical thrust, he makes major contributions to the politics of nationalism in terms of conflict over how to invent national identity through the process of inclusion and exclusion. This work will likely become the definitive pro-Palestinian historical work on the political biography of the Husayni clan, and one of the most important works on Palestinian politics. An intriguing study of a clan that took part in the decline of the Arab-Ottoman world, culminating in what many Palestinians understand as the 1948 catastrophe. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. B. Rahimi University of California San Diego
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"A unique and enlightening chronicle of an influential family and the people whose lives they profoundly affected. "-- Publishers Weekly
"Does not disappoint. . . . A balanced analysis based on solid research."
"Does not disappoint. . . . A balanced analysis based on solid research."-- The Historian
"An interesting narrative on the rise of the Husayni family to local leadership in Jerusalem."
"An interesting narrative on the rise of the Husayni family to local leadership in Jerusalem."-- Bustan: the Middle East Book Review
"A fine book that is informed by the best scholarship and written with directness and celerity."
"A fine book that is informed by the best scholarship and written with directness and celerity."-- Journal of World History
"A fine book that is informed by the best scholarship and written with directness and celerity."-- Jrnl of World History
"A unique and enlightening chronicle of an influential family and the people whose lives they profoundly affected. "
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Translation of: Atsulat ha-arets: mishpahat Al-Husayni: biyografyah politit. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2002.
Main Description
In this deeply researched political biography, Ilan Pappeacute; traces the rise of the Husayni family of Jerusalem, who dominated Palestinian history from the early 1700s until the second half of the twentieth century. Viewing this sweeping saga through the prism of one family, the book sheds new light on crucial events--the invasion of Palestine by Napoleon, the decline of the Ottoman Empire, World War I, western colonialism, and the advent of Zionism--and provides an unforgettable picture of the Palestinian tragedy in its entirety.The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynastyis the history of Palestinian politics before national movements and political parties: at the height of the Husaynis' influence, positions in Jerusalem and Palestine could only be obtained through the family's power base. In telling the story of one family, the book highlights the continuity between periods customarily divided into pre-modern and modern, pre-Zionist and Zionist, illuminating history as it was actually lived.
Main Description
In this deeply researched political biography, Ilan Pappé traces the rise of the Husayni family of Jerusalem, who dominated Palestinian history from the early 1700s until the second half of the twentieth century. Viewing this sweeping saga through the prism of one family, the book sheds new light on crucial events--the invasion of Palestine by Napoleon, the decline of the Ottoman Empire, World War I, western colonialism, and the advent of Zionism--and provides an unforgettable picture of the Palestinian tragedy in its entirety. The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty is the history of Palestinian politics before national movements and political parties: at the height of the Husaynis' influence, positions in Jerusalem and Palestine could only be obtained through the family's power base. In telling the story of one family, the book highlights the continuity between periods customarily divided into pre-modern and modern, pre-Zionist and Zionist, illuminating history as it was actually lived.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 11
Prologuep. 23
List of Mapsp. 31
The Making of a Family: From al-Ghudayya to al-Husaynip. 33
In the Shadow of Acre and Cairo: The Third Generationp. 53
Struggling with Reform, 1840-76p. 78
The Death of the Old World: Towards the End of the Ottoman Era in Palestinep. 92
Facing the Young Turks: The Family as Bureaucratic Aristocracyp. 127
In the Shadow of British Military Rule: From the Politics of Notables to the Politics of Nationalismp. 160
British Betrayal and the Rise of the National Aristocracy: The First Violent Outbreakp. 188
The Grand Mufti and His Family: Al-Hajj Amin Elected Muftip. 212
The Great Revolt: The Family as Revolutionary Aristocracyp. 246
The Family in Exile: The Husaynis and the Armed Revolt, 1937-8p. 283
World War II and the Nakbah: In the Midst of the Revolution in Iraqp. 304
Epiloguep. 342
Family Trees (1700-1948)p. 353
Endnotesp. 355
Bibliographyp. 383
Indexp. 393
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