Writing the History of Palestine and the Palestinians

Beshara Doumani is a Professor of History at Brown University. His research examines the history of Palestine as well as family, law, and economy in Ottoman Syria.
Chris Gratien is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University researching the social and environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East. (see academia.edu)

Episode No. 170
Release Date: 15 August 2014
Location: Etiler, Istanbul
Editing and Production: Chris Gratien
Short musical excerpt: Ahmed Qaabour - Ounadikoum

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Citation: "Writing the History of Palestine and the Palestinians," Beshara Doumani and Chris Gratien, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 170 (15 August 2014) http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2014/08/writing-history-palestine.html.


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Doumani, Beshara. 1985. "Palestinian Islamic Court Records: A Source for Socioeconomic History". Middle East Studies Association Bulletin. 19, no. 2: 155-172.

Doumani, Beshara. 2007. "Palestine Versus the Palestinians?: The Iron Laws and Ironies of a People Denied". Journal of Palestine Studies : a Quarterly on Palestinian Affairs and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. 36, no. 4: 49-64.

Davis, Rochelle. Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Rafeq, Abdul-Karim, Peter Sluglett, and Stefan Weber. Syria and Bilad Al-Sham Under Ottoman Rule Essays in Honour of Abdul Karim Rafeq. Leiden: Brill, 2010. 

Singer, Amy. Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration Around Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Tamārī, Salīm. Year of the Locust A Soldier's Diary and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. 

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Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Knopf, 1993.


Nablus during the 1870s (Source: Quarelli, Israel Museum)


Unknown said…
Amazing post.

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