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Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History

Key insights from Nur Masalha's

Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History


Key insights from Nur Masalha's

Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History

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This insider’s view of Palestinian history offers a fresh perspective on one of the most grossly misunderstood regions of the world.

Palestinian history is often thought of as being intimately connected with a particular geographical area rather than a people. In this Snapshot, you will learn about Palestine through the lens of its indigenous experiences. Contrary to the West’s obsession with an Israel-centered politics, here we encounter a project of deep importance and recovery.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want a better understanding of Palestinian history, politics, and culture
  • Want a different perspective on the origins of Palestinian conflict
  • Care about history and its effect on human populations
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Introduction

The history of Palestine you’re about to explore is built on five core assumptions:

Palestine is a cluster concept with regard to its inhabitants. It thrives at both the collective and individual levels. It is a mixture of indigenous and indigenized peoples, their cultures, and their faiths, resulting in an identity that is as multifaceted as it is ancient.

Palestinian history is therefore a panoply of cultures. It can neither be rightly lumped under a single identity nor concretely divided into many, but must be seen as a body of multiple organs whose functions, while...

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