Before Their Diaspora Book
Before Their Diaspora: A Photographic History Of The Palestinians 1876-1948 (Paperback)
by Walid Khalidi (Author)
Before Their Diaspora Book Details
Paperback: 351 pages
Publisher: Inst for Palestine Studies; 1st edition (November 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9 x 0.7 inches
"... a remarkable retrospective view .... Those who do not buy it will regret it later." -- Ambassador Richard Parker, Journal of Palestine Studies, 1984
"... spans in considerable depth the tumultuous history of what used to be called the Holy Land...fascinating." -- The Washington Post, 1984
"Fascinating pictures with definitive comments and chronologies." -- Harvard Magazine, 1984
Before Their Diaspora Book Description
Before Their Diaspora is a visual journey into life in Palestine before its partition in 1948. Every important aspect of modern Palestinian history comes to life in the nearly 500 photographs carefully selected from thousands uncovered in private and public collections throughout the world. Descriptive, analytic texts introduce each of the five historical periods into which the book is divided, and detailed chronologies complete the overviews.
About Before Their Diaspora Book Author
Walid Khalidi, a distinguished historian and widely recognized authority on the Palestine question, was born in Jerusalem, Palestine. He is a graduate of the universities of Oxford and London, has been a research fellow at Princeton University, and has taught at Oxford, the American University of Beirut, and Harvard University. Since 1982 he has been Senior Research Fellow at Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Khalidi is cofounder of both the Royal Scientific Society of Amman, Jordan and the Institute for Palestine Studies, which latter he has served as General Secretary since 1963. Khalidi has written extensively in Arabic and English on the regional and international politics of the Arab world. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Politique Enrangere, The New York Times, etc.