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Palestinian Studies Guide



The purpose of this comprehensive guide is to provide students, scholars, and researchers with an extensive and curated list of significant library resources available at GU-Q Library and beyond that are essential and invaluable for the study and research of Palestinian Studies. This guide is designed to facilitate easier access to a variety of materials, including but not limited to books, journals, articles, archives, and electronic databases, that cover a wide range of topics related to Palestinian history, culture, politics, society, and geography. The resources listed in this guide have been carefully selected to ensure that they are of high quality, authoritative, and relevant to the field of Palestinian Studies.

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Palestine: a Four Thousand Year History

ISBN : 9781786992727

Publication Date: 2018

This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine's millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history. Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to the present day. Drawing on a rich body of sources and the latest archaeological evidence, Masalha shows how Palestine’s multicultural past has been distorted and mythologised by Biblical lore and the Israel–Palestinian conflict. In the process, Masalha reveals that the concept of Palestine, contrary to accepted belief, is not a modern invention or one constructed in opposition to Israel, but rooted firmly in ancient past. Palestine represents the authoritative account of the country's history.


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