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By Rochelle Davis

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

Through an in depth 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 ebook analyzes person and collective ancient money owed of daily life in pre-1948 Palestinian villages as composed this present day from the views of those long term refugees.

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