The Palestinians: From Peasants to Revolutionaries

Rosemary Sayigh's "The Palestinians" is a classic of radical history. Through extensive interviews with Palestinians in refugee camps, she provides a deeply-moving, grassroots story of how the Palestinians came to be who they are today.

Sayigh Rosemary, The Palestinians, from Peasants to Revolutionaries, Zed Books London & New York, 2007.

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As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, it is increasingly important to understand the history of the Palestinian people. Rosemary Sayigh's "The Palestinians" is a classic of radical history. Through extensive interviews with Palestinians in refugee camps, she provides a deeply-moving, grassroots story of how the Palestinians came to be who they are today. Reissued with an extensive new foreword by Noam Chomsky, which brings the story that Sayigh tells up-to-date in the context of the Hamas victory and the war in Lebanon, this book is both a fascinating historical document and an essential insight into the situation in the contemporary Middle East.


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