Palestinian Village Histories

Geographies of the Displaced

AUTHOR(S) :
Rochelle A. Davis

TRANSLATED BY: Hayrullah Doğan

LANGUAGE: Turkish

CATEGORY: History
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SIZE:
EDITION: , January 2016
HARDCOVER ISBN: 9786055250751
HARDCOVER PRICE: 30 TL

This book is the Turkish translation of Palestinian Village Hİstories: Geographies of the Displaced, published by Stanford University Press. From the backcover of the English original:

“Throughout modern-day Israel, over four hundred Palestinian villages were depopulated in the 1947-1949 war. With houses mostly destroyed, mosques and churches put to other uses, and cemeteries plowed under, Palestinian communities were left geographically dispossessed. Palestinians have since carried their village names, memories, and possessions with them into the diaspora, transforming their lost past into local histories in the form of ‘village memorial books’. Numbering more than 100 volumes in print, these books recount family histories, cultural traditions, and the details of village life, revealing Palestinian history through the eyes of Palestinians.

Through a close examination of these books and other commemorative activities, Palestinian Village Histories reveals how history is written, recorded, and contested, as well as the roles that Palestinian conceptions of their past play in contemporary life. Moving beyond the grand narratives of 20th century political struggles, this book analyzes individual and collective historical accounts of everyday life in pre-1948 Palestinian villages as composed today from the perspectives of these long-term refugees.”

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