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The Resource 1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war, Benny Morris

1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war, Benny Morris

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1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war
Title
1948
Title remainder
a history of the first Arab-Israeli war
Statement of responsibility
Benny Morris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This history of the foundational war in the Arab-Israeli conflict is groundbreaking, objective, and deeply revisionist. Besides the military account, it also focuses on the war's political dimensions. Historian Morris probes the motives and aims of the protagonists on the basis of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side--where the archives are still closed--is illuminated with the help of intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris stresses the jihadi character of the two-stage Arab assault on the Jewish community in Palestine. He examines the dialectic between the war's military and political developments and highlights the military impetus in the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. He looks both at high politics and general staff decision-making and at the nitty-gritty of combat in the battles that resulted in the emergence of the State of Israel and the humiliation of the Arab world--a humiliation that underlies the continued Arab antagonism toward Israel.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.04/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS126.9
LC item number
.M67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war, Benny Morris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-505) and index
Contents
Staking claims: the historical background -- The United Nations steps in: UNSCOP and the partition resolution -- The first stage of the civil war, November 1947--March 1948 -- The second stage of the civil war, April--mid-May 1948 -- The pan-Arab invasion, 15 May--11 June 1948 -- The first truce, 11 June--8 July 1948, and the international community, and the War -- The "ten days" and after -- Operations Yoav and Hiram -- Operation Horev, December 1948--January 1949 -- The armistice agreements, January--July 1949 -- Some conclusions
Control code
ocn152580991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 524 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300151121
Lccn
2007027380
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1658679
Label
1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war, Benny Morris
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-505) and index
Contents
Staking claims: the historical background -- The United Nations steps in: UNSCOP and the partition resolution -- The first stage of the civil war, November 1947--March 1948 -- The second stage of the civil war, April--mid-May 1948 -- The pan-Arab invasion, 15 May--11 June 1948 -- The first truce, 11 June--8 July 1948, and the international community, and the War -- The "ten days" and after -- Operations Yoav and Hiram -- Operation Horev, December 1948--January 1949 -- The armistice agreements, January--July 1949 -- Some conclusions
Control code
ocn152580991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 524 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300151121
Lccn
2007027380
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1658679

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