Britain and Palestine, 1914-1948

Archival Sources for the History of the British Mandate

Author: Arthur Philip Jones,Anglo-Palestinian Archives Committee

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press for the British Academy


Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 246

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Judaica Reference Sources

A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide

Author: Charles Cutter

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591581338

Category: Reference

Page: 365

View: 6551

A recipient of the Outstanding Reference Award from the Association of Jewish Librarians in its earlier edition, this updated edition of "Judaica Reference Sources" maintains its editorial excellence while revising and expanding coverage for the new century. Virtually every aspect of Jewish life, knowledge, history, culture, religion, and contemporary issues is covered in this annotated, bibliographic guide. A critical collection development tool for college, university, public school, and synagogue libraries, "Judaica Reference Sources" provides entries for over 1,000 reference works, as well as a selective list of related Web sites, in English, French, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Works published since 1970 are emphasized. Unique in providing expert guidance to Judaica material for the librarian, the layperson, the student, and the researcher, this reference guide is a versatile tool that will fulfill your every need for Judaica material.

A Bibliography of British History, 1914-1989

Author: Keith Robbins,American Historical Association,Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198224969

Category: History

Page: 918

View: 6517

Containing over 25,000 entries, this unique volume will be absolutely indispensable for all those with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with helpful introductions to each chapter, a huge range of topics is covered. There is a comprehensiveindex.

Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine 1918-1948

Author: A. J. Sherman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500771200

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 2160

“An essential purchase for anyone interested in modern Middle East history.” —Jerusalem Post The strife-torn three decades of British rule over Palestine, known as the Mandate, is one of the great dramas in British imperial history, and remains passionately controversial now, some fifty years after the last British High Commissioner left Jerusalem. British policies, promises, the mere presence of Britain in the Holy Land, are all still argued, deplored, or--less frequently--admired. In all the polemic surrounding the Mandate, the thousands of British men and women who actually lived and worked in Palestine have been overlooked, as if their presence there had been irrelevant. Whether civil servants, teachers, soldiers, or missionaries, posted to Jerusalem or remote outposts in the hills, whatever their rank or tasks, the British of the Mandate lived through an extraordinary, transforming personal adventure. Here for the first time is their often poignant story, written largely in their own words, with honesty, humor, and occasional bitterness, against a background of tragic and violent events. Their letters home, diaries, and memoirs vividly describe British landscapes, cultural affinities and misunderstandings, feelings for Arabs or Jews, accomplishments and mishaps, and a strong sense of imperial mission coupled with an often sorrowful awareness of human limitations and the folly of unrealistic expectations. This powerful and authentic personal writing, enhanced by evocative illustrations, brings to life a notable chapter in imperial history and illuminates the experiences and motivations of the last, remarkably articulate generation of British proconsuls and their wives.

The Crime of Nationalism

Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291492

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8952

British causal primacy and the origins of the Palestinian Great Revolt -- "A wave of crime" : the criminalization of Palestinian nationalism, April-June 1936 -- "The policy is the criminal" : war on the discursive frontier, July-August 1936 -- The British awakening to the military nature of the rebellion, August-October 1936 -- The peel commission reconsidered -- Towards a rebel parastate: the Arab rejection of partition and the effort to institutionalize the revolt, 1937-38 -- New policy, new crime: the abortion of the Balfour Declaration -- The end of the revolt, 1939

A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948

The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948

Author: James Barr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082962

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7767

“A provocative history . . . helps us to understand why the Arab spring is so important and valuable.”—David Ignatius, National Interest In the twentieth century, while fighting a common enemy in Europe, Britain and France were locked in a clandestine struggle for power in the Middle East. From the first agreement to divide the region between them to the birth of Israel, A Line in the Sand is a gripping narrative of the last gasp of imperialism, with tales of unscrupulous double-dealing, cynical manipulation, and all-too-frequent violence that continues to the present day.

Under the Cover of War

The Zionist Expulsion of the Palestinians

Author: Rosemarie M. Esber

Publisher: Arabicus Books & Media, LLC


Category: History

Page: 439

View: 9718

"Under the Cover of War presents a critical examination of the last six months of the British Palestine mandate, November 1947 to mid-May 1948. Unpublished military and diplomatic sources and new, original refugee interviews support the Palestinians account of their Nakba (catastrophe)"--Provided by publisher.

The Balfour Declaration

The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Author: Jonathan Schneer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809702

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7699

Drawing on new research, gets to the heart of the present crisis in the Middle East.

Administering the Empire, 1801-1968

A Guide to the Records of the Colonial Office in the National Archives of the UK

Author: Mandy Banton

Publisher: Institute of Historical Research


Category: History

Page: 402

View: 8203

This important new guide is an introduction to the records of British government departments responsible for the administration of colonial affairs, and now held in The National Archives of the United Kingdom. It covers the period from about 1801 to 1966.It has been planned as a user-friendly guide concentrating on the organisation of the records, the information they are likely to provide and how to use the contemporary finding aids. It also provides an outline of the expansion of the British empire during the period, and discusses the organisation of colonial governments.

The Iron Cage

The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood

Author: Rashid Khalidi

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807003091

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6972

A timely and compelling examination of the Palestinian dilemma, named one of the 100 best books of the year by Publishers Weekly This story of the Palestinian search to establish a state begins in the era of British control over Palestine and stretches between the two world wars and into the present, offering much-needed perspective for anyone concerned about peace in the Middle East. "Rashid Khalidi is a historian's historian. The Iron Cage is his most accomplished effort to date . . . Magisterial in scope, meticulous in its attention to detail, and decidedly dispassionate in its analysis, The Iron Cage is destined to be a benchmark of its genre." -Joel Schalit, Tikkun "At heart a historical essay, an effort to decide why the Palestinians . . . have failed to achieve an independent state." -Steven Erlanger, New York Times "Khalidi, tackling 'historical amnesia,'brilliantly analyses the structural handicap which hobbled the Palestinians throughout 30 years of British rule . . . Khalidi restores the Palestinians to something more than victims, acknowledging that for all their disadvantages, they have played their role and can (and must) still do so to determine their own fate." -Ian Black, Guardian "Khalidi uses history to provide a clear-eyed view of the region and assess the prospects for peace. He strives successfully for even-handedness." -Anthony Lewis, author of Gideon's Trumpet and Make No Law


Author: Esther M. Snyder

Publisher: N.A


Category: Israel

Page: 272

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A Line in the Sand

Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East

Author: James Barr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849839034

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 909

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that stark line would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. The creation of Britain's 'mandates' of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France's in Lebanon and Syria, made the two powers uneasy neighbours for the following thirty years. Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews, and ultimately led to war between the British and French in 1941 and between the Arabs and Jews in 1948. In 1946, after many years of intrigue and espionage, Britain succeeded in ousting France from Lebanon and Syria, and hoped that, having done so, it would be able to cling on to Palestine. Using newly declassified papers from the British and French archives, James Barr brings this clandestine struggle back to life, and reveals, for the first time, the stunning way in which the French finally got their revenge.

Historical Abstracts

Twentieth century abstracts, 1914-2000

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

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