Gaza: A History

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Price
$33.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
440
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.4 X 9.2 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780190201890

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About the Author


Jean-Pierre Filiu is Professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, and has held visiting professorships at both Columbia University and Georgetown University.

Reviews


"A magnificent piece of historical writing: clear in its exposition, careful in its use of a treasure-trove of new sources and judicious in its analysis of competing political claims to this small and troubled strip of land. It is difficult to see how it will ever be rivaled in terms of scope, intensity and sympathetic understanding." --Roger Owen, Emeritus Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University


"Based on interviews and hard to find documents, Filiu's book is a remarkable work of scholarship that will long stand as the standard history of Gaza. In a subject area strewn with polemic, the author is objective and level-headed." --John Calvert, Professor of History, Creighton University, USA


"Superbly researched and well written, Filiu's work is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand contemporary affairs in the Middle East and the relationship between the state of Israel and the Palestinian people." -Publishers Weekly


"Filiu provides a reader with a wealth of information, a historical perspective that greatly deepens our appreciation of the importance achieved by Gaza in the past, and above all, depicts the brutality of Israel's behavior toward the people of Gaza and its failure to quell the spirit of Palestinian resistance." -Richard Falk, Princeton University


"This history ranks as a masterpiece in the literature of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It tells the facts, explains both sides of the coin and leaves readers to draw their conclusions...An excellent but sobering book." --Michael Sheridan, The Sunday Times


"Jean-Pierre Filiu tells the story of Gaza's modern political history in impressive detail."
--David Shulman, New York Review of Books


"Jean-Pierre Filiu's authoritative and well-sourced history of Gaza from earliest times to the end of 2011 fills a serious gap. Even those who know Gaza well will find much in this book to enlighten them." --The Independent




"A magnificent piece of historical writing: clear in its exposition, careful in its use of a treasure-trove of new sources and judicious in its analysis of competing political claims to this small and troubled strip of land. It is difficult to see how it will ever be rivaled in terms of scope, intensity and sympathetic understanding." --Roger Owen, Emeritus Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University


"Based on interviews and hard to find documents, Filiu's book is a remarkable work of scholarship that will long stand as the standard history of Gaza. In a subject area strewn with polemic, the author is objective and level-headed." --John Calvert, Professor of History, Creighton University, USA


"Superbly researched and well written, Filiu's work is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand contemporary affairs in the Middle East and the relationship between the state of Israel and the Palestinian people." -Publishers Weekly



"Filiu provides a reader with a wealth of information, a historical perspective that greatly deepens our appreciation of the importance achieved by Gaza in the past, and above all, depicts the brutality of Israel's behavior toward the people of Gaza and its failure to quell the spirit of Palestinian resistance." -Richard Falk, Princeton University


"This history ranks as a masterpiece in the literature of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It tells the facts, explains both sides of the coin and leaves readers to draw their conclusions...An excellent but sobering book." --Michael Sheridan, The Sunday Times


"Jean-Pierre Filiu tells the story of Gaza's modern political history in impressive detail."
--David Shulman, New York Review of Books


"Jean-Pierre Filiu's authoritative and well-sourced history of Gaza from earliest times to the end of 2011 fills a serious gap. Even those who know Gaza well will find much in this book to enlighten them." --The Independent