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Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Salim Tamari


This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity engaged in a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and initiatives. Employing nuanced ethnography, rare autobiographies, and unpublished maps and photos, this book discerns a self-consciously modern and secular Palestinian public sphere. New urban sensibilities, schools, monuments, public parks, railways, and roads catalyzed by the Great War and described in detail by the author show a world that challenges the politically driven denial of the existen ... More

Keywords: modern Palestine, secular Palestine, Ottoman Empire, cultural entity, social exchange, political exchange, intellectual exchange, ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291256
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Salim Tamari, author
Birzeit University