Modern History of Palestine

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history of Palestine and the events experienced by Palestinian people and land. It covers the second half of the nineteenth century and until the end of the British Mandate over Palestine, including the late Ottoman period and then the First World War and its outcomes. It also explores the imposition of the British Mandate over Palestine, and Britain's persistent attempts to find a replacement for the Jews in Palestine as a homeland and the subsequent popular resistance to such attempts.