By Rochelle Davis

Throughout modern day Israel, over 400 Palestinian villages have been depopulated within the 1947-1949 conflict. With homes regularly destroyed, mosques and church buildings positioned to different makes use of, and cemeteries plowed lower than, Palestinian groups have been left geographically dispossessed. Palestinians have considering carried their village names, thoughts, and possessions with them into the diaspora, reworking their misplaced previous into neighborhood histories within the type of "village memorial books". Numbering greater than a hundred volumes in print, those books recount relatives histories, cultural traditions, and the main points of village lifestyles, revealing Palestinian historical past throughout the eyes of Palestinians.

Through a detailed exam of those books and different commemorative actions, Palestinian Village Histories unearths how background is written, recorded, and contested, in addition to the jobs that Palestinian conceptions in their earlier play in modern lifestyles. relocating past the grand narratives of twentieth century political struggles, this e-book analyzes person and collective old money owed of lifestyle in pre-1948 Palestinian villages as composed at the present time from the views of those long term refugees.

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