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The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty


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Foreword 7; Introduction 11; Prologue 23; Chapter 1 The Making of a Family 33; Chapter 2 In the Shadow of Acre and Cairo 53; Chapter 3 Struggling with Reform, 1840-76 78; Chapter 4 The Death of the Old World 92; Chapter 5 Facing the Young Turks 127; Chapter 6 In the Shadow of British Military Rule 160; Chapter 7 British Betrayal and the Rise of the National Aristocracy 188; Chapter 8 The Grand Mufti and His Family 212; Chapter 9 The Great Revolt: The Family as Revolutionary Aristocracy 246; Chapter 10 The Family in Exile 283; Chapter 11 World War II and the Nakbah 304; Epilogue 342; Family Trees 353; Notes 355; Bibliography 383; Index

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Ilan Pappe holds the Chair in History at the University of Exeter and is Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. He is the author of a number of influential books on the Middle East, including 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine'.


A spellbinding account of the Husayni family and the crucial role they played throughout the modern history of Palestine.' Mahmoud Yazbak 'A first-rate study which throws considerable light not just on the Husayni family but on the history and politics of the Palestinians since the 18th century' Avi Shlaim 'An excellent work' Salim Tamari 'A most engaging political biography' Philip S. Khoury

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