Notables and nationalism: a history of palestinian arab politics, 1917-1939

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department History
Author Smith, Peter James
Title Notables and nationalism: a history of palestinian arab politics, 1917-1939
Date 2010
Description This thesis analyzes the Palestinian national movement between 1917 and 1939. It focuses on the social structure and economic problems in Palestinian Arab society and how these factors contributed to the political challenges that confronted the national leadership. The Palestinian Arab leaders of this era are remembered today for their unwillingness to accept the terms of the British Mandate. Their position stayed more or less consistent throughout the period under review, as did their opposition to Jewish land purchase and immigration to the region. These were the two major tenets of the Zionist movement and critical objectives of the mandate itself. The continued opposition of the Palestinian leaders and the persistence of the issues they faced did not amount to a static situation. There were various social and economic changes taking place in Palestine. These changes adversely affected the lower classes and weakened the position of the ruling class. As the plight of the Palestinians worsened, the national leaders remained caught in political gridlock that further eroded their position. In addition to these factors, there were outside forces that determined the trajectory of the Palestine mandate and the state of its Arab population.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Palestine; Nationalism
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Arts
Language eng
Rights Management ©Peter James Smith
Format Medium application/pdf
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Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections ; DS3.5 2010 .S55
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2013-01-04
ID 193985
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p9d2v