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Before Their Diaspora: A Photographic History Of The Palestinians 1876-1948

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Before Their Diaspora is a visual journey into life in Palestine before its partition in 1948. Every important aspect of modern Palestinian history comes to life in the nearly 500 photographs carefully selected from thousands uncovered in private and public collections throughout the world. Descriptive, analytic texts introduce each of the five historical periods into whic ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published September 27th 2010 by Inst for Palestine Studies (first published 1984)
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Natacha P
I'm a sucker for Holy Land history so of course I had to get this book. Unfortunately it wasn't quite what I expected. It leans a lot on the political side and as such the images are often of politicians and/or of military factions, which although obviously part of the history, I’d hoped to see a lot more images of Palestinian families. (I would’ve loved to see more images of Deir Yassin, but alas all that figured was a family portrait taken in 1927.)
In terms of written content, I wasn't convinc
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