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The Resource Hidden histories : Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean, Basem L. Raʻad, (electronic resource)

Hidden histories : Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean, Basem L. Raʻad, (electronic resource)

Label
Hidden histories : Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean
Title
Hidden histories
Title remainder
Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean
Statement of responsibility
Basem L. Raʻad
Title variation
Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a courageous foray into one of the most fraught terrains of history. Those who seek to understand one of the world's most misunderstood regions should read closely Ra'ad's meticulous retracing of its overwrought human record.---Djelal Kadir, The Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University" "Ra'ad's book is right on the mark. Scholars have created a politically tendentious history of Palestine, effectively marginalizing every alternative history and supporting an intensifying effort to displace modern Palestinians from their cultural roots. We can now "unlearn" much of what we have been given to know about this land.---Thomas L. Thompson, Professor Emeritus, University of Copenhagen" "Ra ad draws upon the latest research in archaeology, linguistics and history to expose how the past has been appropriated for orientalist and colonialist purposes. This is a brilliant tour-de-force of recovery, de-colonization, re-vision, and inclusivity.---Hilton Obenzinger, Standford University, author of American Palestine: Melville, Twain and the Holy Land Mania" "For thousands of years, the region of Palestine and the East Mediterranean has been denied an indigenous voice for an inclusive history. Three religions ascribe their origins to this part of the world, appropriating and re-appropriating the "Holy Land" time and again. This book offers a powerful corrective to common understandings. It emphasizes Palestine's long history and dispels many old and new myths-covering issues of religious origins and sacred sites, identity and self-colonization, and the retrieval of ancient heritage"--Jacket
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Raʻad, Basem L
Dewey number
956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Palestine
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
Hidden histories : Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean, Basem L. Raʻad, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-254) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : understanding the history of the eastern Mediterranean ---- Part I. Ancient myths, religions, and cultures. 1. "Canaan nails" : idealized perceptions and their uses --- 2. Polytheistic origins of monotheism --- 3. Sacred sites, pagan roots --- 4. Ugaritic revelations : what an ancient city tells us --- 5. Wheels of fortune : the alphabet ---- Part II. Modern myths and (de)colonized history. 1. "Last of the Phoenicians" : identity questions --- 2. Appropriation : Zionist cultural takeover --- 3. Self-colonization : symptoms and outcomes --- 4. Cats of Jerusalem --- 5. Politics of place names --- 6. Epilogue : retrieving the ancient subaltern
Control code
ocn730514999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849645454
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)730514999
Label
Hidden histories : Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean, Basem L. Raʻad, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-254) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : understanding the history of the eastern Mediterranean ---- Part I. Ancient myths, religions, and cultures. 1. "Canaan nails" : idealized perceptions and their uses --- 2. Polytheistic origins of monotheism --- 3. Sacred sites, pagan roots --- 4. Ugaritic revelations : what an ancient city tells us --- 5. Wheels of fortune : the alphabet ---- Part II. Modern myths and (de)colonized history. 1. "Last of the Phoenicians" : identity questions --- 2. Appropriation : Zionist cultural takeover --- 3. Self-colonization : symptoms and outcomes --- 4. Cats of Jerusalem --- 5. Politics of place names --- 6. Epilogue : retrieving the ancient subaltern
Control code
ocn730514999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849645454
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)730514999

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