Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
States of Separation
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

States of Separation: Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Laura Robson


In the interwar Eastern Mediterranean, European colonial modes of establishing land claims and controlling populations converged with a recent Ottoman past featuring desperate and violent efforts at nationalization and an increasingly empowered Zionist settler colonialism. States of Separation explores how this confluence produced a series of internationally supported plans to move “minority” communities in, around, and out of the newly constituted states of Iraq, Syria, and Palestine. Under the aegis of the new League of Nations and the British and French mandate governments, and often over t ... More

Keywords: Ethnicity, Nationalism, Migration, Transfer, Partition, Minorities, Refugees, League of Nations, Mandates, Zionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292154
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Robson, author
Portland State University