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Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948

Jacob Norris

Abstract

Histories of Palestine in the pre-1948 period usually assume the emergent Arab-Zionist conflict to be the central axis around which all change revolves. In contrast, this book suggests an alternative historical vocabulary is required in order to broaden our understanding of the region’s recent past. In particular, for the architects of empire and their agents on the ground, Palestine was conceived primarily within a developmental discourse that pervaded colonial practice from the turn of the twentieth century onwards. A far cry from the post-World War II focus on raising living standards, colo ... More

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, British Mandate, Middle East, British Empire, Ottoman Empire, colonial development, Eastern Mediterranean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669363.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob Norris, author
Research Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge