Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History with Documents

Front Cover
Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007 - History - 598 pages
11 Reviews
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict brings the multi-faceted story of the struggle in the Middle East to life for readers. Smith places the conflict in historical and political perspective, facilitating readers' understanding of how this complex situation has evolved over time. By examining its underlying causes, individual and group motives, and the roles that countries around the world have played in the region, Smith helps readers understand the history behind the headlines. He presents this in-depth account in an engaging, accessible book that includes historical and current voices on all sides of the struggle. The book's carefully selected documents, maps, photographs, and chronologies provide context for the narrative, and its up-to-the-minute coverage of developments captures readers' interest and helps them better understand the latest news in the region.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
6
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History with Documents

User Review  - Kay - Goodreads

Clear, detailed, compelling and supported by great primary source materials and well placed maps. A sourcebook I'll return to. Read full review

Review: Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History with Documents

User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

This was a very solid chronological history of Palestine which, in my opinion, covered the historical developments in an unbiased manner. The book did not favor Israel, like so many text books and ... Read full review

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2007)

CHARLES D. SMITH is professor of Middle East history in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona. He has held numerous grants for research in the Middle East, was a Fulbright scholar in Egypt, and served as a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published scholarly articles on many topics, including Egyptian Islam, Anglo-French imperialism in the Middle East, and nationalism and identity. Author of Islam and the Search for Social Order in Modern Egypt, he is currently writing a study of Anglo-French relations and European imperial goals in the Middle East during World War I.

Bibliographic information