Before Their Diaspora: A Photographic History of the Palestinians 1876-1948 (Arabic)


Before Their Diaspora is a visual journey into Palestine before 1948. Every important aspect of Palestinian society comes to life in the nearly 500 photographs, carefully selected from thousands available in private and public collections throughout the world. Each of the five chapters of the work contains a succinct overview of the major developments during the period covered by the chapter and a detailed chronology of its main events. Captions for each photo identify personalities, locations, events, and context. Six maps accompany the text.

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About the Author(s)

Born in Jerusalem, Walid Khalidi was educated at the University of London and Oxford University.  He taught at Oxford, the American University of Beirut, and Harvard.  Khalidi is a cofounder of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS, Beirut), of which he was general secretary until recently.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a cofounder of the Royal Scientific Society, Amman.  He currently serves as President of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPSUS, Washington, DC).


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Third (Second 2000; First 1987)
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Language: Arabic
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