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The book sets out to explore the history of Palestinian nationalism by asking if there were historical antecedents of this identity prior to the twentieth century, and whether this nationalism existed on every social level. It argues that such identity, or a kind of popular nationalism, did exist, aroused by the memory of the Crusades, the Holy Land, and the term Palestine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230537019
ISBN-10: 0230537014
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Haim Gerber

HAIM GERBER is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Islamic Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has written six books on the Ottoman Empire and the Modern Middle East, among them Islamic Law and Culture, 1600-1840, and Social Origins of the Modern Middle East.