From Haven to Conquest: Readings in Zionism and the Palestine Problem until 1948
Institute for Palestine Studies
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Anthology of reprinted articles and book chapters with an introduction and appendices. 

Now a classic in its field, From Haven to Conquest is a unique ‎ compendium of difficult-to-obtain or out-of-print material on ‎Zionism and the history of Palestine from ancient times until 1948. Eighty documents ‎ and first-hand accounts are supplemented by 30 pages of ‎ appendices providing detailed demographic and military statistics. ‎ The late historian Albert Hourani called Professor Khalidi's 80-‎page introduction "the best description and explanation known to ‎me of the way in which the indigenous inhabitants of the country ‎were gradually and inexorably displaced."


Walid Khalidi was born in Jerusalem, he 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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