- Hardcover: 1837 pages
- Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers (June 30, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1588266869
- ISBN-13: 978-1588266866
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,552,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Approximately 1,100 alphabetically arranged entries in this encyclopedia tell the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a conflict that has been almost continuous for several thousand years. The entries, written by 119 contributors, range in length from one paragraph to 20 pages. Entries include cross-references and a list of bibliographical references that lead the researcher to further information on the topic. Small capital letters within the entries indicate separate entries for those topics. Interspersed throughout the set are 50 maps detailing such things as partition agreements, municipal boundaries, barrier walls, settlements, military conquests, etc. The third volume, in addition to entries, contains a glossary, a chronology, and an 83-page comprehensive index. The chronology runs from prehistory through June 4, 2009. Entries cover people, places, organizations, politics, geography, economy, infrastructure, and military activity as well as cultural and social aspects of the region. The entries on people contain birth and death dates. There are entries on countries that are major players in the region (e.g., Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, United States). Holy sites, such as the Dome of the Rock and Cave of Machpelah, have entries. Peace agreements, such as the Camp David Accords and the Oslo Accords, are covered. Entries detail the various settlements throughout the country and the violence that many times accompanies them. Entries also deal with the economic effects and the refugee problems resulting from the conflict. Three entries on the topic Peace present scenarios on ending the conflict from three perspectives: Israeli, Palestinian, and American. An Historical Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Greenwood, 1996) and The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History (ABC-CLIO, 2008) have previously been published on this topic. But considering the far-reaching impact the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has on the world today, this current work would be an excellent purchase for academic and public libraries even if they already own the earlier encyclopedias. --Kaye Talley
This encyclopedia is an impressive achievement.... The most comprehensive to date on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.... [An] extremely useful resource. --Choice
This current work would be an excellent purchase for academic and public libraries. --Kaye Talley, Booklist
Informative and reliable and a good addition to all types of libraries. --Zev Garber, American Reference Books Annual
What an accomplishment!... Even-handed, authoritative, and comprehensive.... A truly valuable addition to public libraries, Middle East studies departments of academic institutions, and organizations concerned with peace and justice in the Middle East. --Jane Adas, The Link
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