Encyclopedia of the Palestinians

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April 2005



The encyclopedia objectively details the historical and political factors behind such controversial topics as refugees, the West Bank, and terrorism. Coverage concentrates primarily on the modern era, from the late Ottoman period to the present; the ancient and medieval history of the region is also explored.Led by Philip Mattar, executive director of the Institute for Palestine Studies, a distinguished group of fifty scholars and regional experts has contributed the book's 320 alphabetically arranged articles.Entries include:
-- Politics: National Bloc Party, Palestine National Charter, Palestine National Council, Reform Party, United Nations, Liberal Party, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
-- Significant Events: Sabra and Shatila Massacre, Gulf Crisis, 1990-1991, Arab-Israeli War of 1967, Camp David Accords
-- Important Individuals: Yasir Arafat, Abu Nidal, Emile Habibi, Layla Khalid, Mahmud Darwish
-- Geography: Water, Land, West Bank, Haifa, Holy Places
-- Economics: Palestinian National Fund, Economic History
-- Society: Women, Religious and Ethnic Minorities, Human Rights
-- Culture: Folklore, Art, Education, Law, Archaeology.


Philip Mattar holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He is Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and president of the Palestinian American Research Center. From 2001 to 2002 he was Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. A former director of the Institute for Palestine Studies, Mattar has been on the advisory committee of Human Rights Watch/Middle East since 1993. He has taught the history of Palestine and the Palestinians at Yale University and Georgetown University, and his articles on Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict have appeared in such publications as Foreign Policy and Middle East Journal.

EAN: 9780816057641
ISBN: 0816057648
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 684 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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