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Lands and Peoples
Edited by Omer Bartov
Afterword by Alon Confino
540 pages, 33 figures, 8 maps, 5 tables, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-129-5 $179.00/£132.00 / Hb / Published (September 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-130-1 eBook
“This interdisciplinary volume is an important contribution to the growing attempts to rethink Israel/Palestine and to identify new venues for decolonization and historical reconciliation. Focusing on attachment and belonging to the land, and aware of the colonial power asymmetries between the Palestinian Arabs and the Israeli Jews, Israel-Palestine: Lands and Peoples is essential reading for those interested in exploring new trends in the scholarship on this topic.” • Bashir Bashir, The Open University of Israel and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
“Israel-Palestine: Lands and Peoples represents a brave endeavor by Israeli and Jewish scholars to explore the deep currents of the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. It seriously deals with the profound importance of space, time, colonization, displacement and trauma for both nations. Guided by critical perspectives, this excellent multidisciplinary effort illuminates many hidden aspects of the transformation of the land, where Palestinians are still denied their historical rights and justice.” • Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The conflict between Israel and Palestine has raised a plethora of unanswered questions, generated seemingly irreconcilable narratives, and profoundly transformed the land’s physical and political geography. This volume seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the links between the region that is now known as Israel and Palestine and its peoples—both those that live there as well as those who relate to it as a mental, mythical, or religious landscape. Engaging the perspectives of a multidisciplinary, international group of scholars, it is an urgent collective reflection on the bonds between people and a place, whether real or imagined, tangible as its stones or ephemeral as the hopes and longings it evokes.
Omer Bartov is John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. His books include Hitler’s Army (1991), Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine (2007), and Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (2018).
Subject: Peace and Conflict Studies History: 18th/19th Century History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Middle East & Israel
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