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dc.contributor.advisorKimber, Richard
dc.contributor.authorFreas, Erik Eliav
dc.coverage.spatial393en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T13:48:11Z
dc.date.available2012-06-15T13:48:11Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/2789
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation examines Muslim-Christian relations in Palestine during the British mandate period, specifically, around the question of what constituted Palestinian-Arab identity. More broadly speaking, the dissertation addresses the topic within the context of the larger debate concerning the role of material factors (those related to specific historical developments and circumstances) versus that of ideological ones. in determining national identities. At the beginning of the twentieth, century, two models of Arab nationalism were proposed-a more secular one emphasising a shared language and culture (and thus, relatively inclusive of non-Muslims) and one wherein Arab identity was seen as essentially an extension of the Islamic religious community, or umma. While many historians dealing with Arab nationalism have tended to focus on the role of language (likewise, the role of Christian Arab intellectuals), I would maintain that it is the latter model that proved determinative of how most Muslim Arabs came to conceive of their identity as Arabs. Both models were essentially intellectual constructs; that the latter prevailed in the end reflects the predominance of material factors over ideological ones. Specifically, I consider the impact of social, political and economic changes related to the Tanzimat reforms and European economic penetration of the nineteenth century; the role of proto-nationalist models of communal identification-particularly those related to religion; and finally, the role played by political actors seeking to gain or consolidate authority through the manipulation of proto-nationalist symbols.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subject.lccDS126.F84
dc.subject.lcshPalestine--Ethnic relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPalestine--History--1917-1948en_US
dc.subject.lcshIslam--Relations--Christianityen_US
dc.titleMuslim-Christian relations in Palestine during the British mandate perioden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US


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