Redefining the History of the British Mandate
An analysis of Tom Segev's controversial revisionist history of the British mandate period in pre-state Israel, "One Palestine, Complete".
# 27116 | 1,720 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2003 |
Published on May 25, 2003 in History (Middle Eastern) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Judaism) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General)
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This essay evaluates the ways in which Tom Segev challenges the traditionally biased histories of Israel's creation in his book, "One Palestine, Complete". It focuses on the new perspective he offers on the British, Jewish women and Arabs. Additionally, it uses specific excerpts from the book and compares them with the viewpoints of traditional historians.
From the Paper:"Traditional Israeli history is intertwined with Zionist ideology and thus blatantly biased. In One Palestine, Complete Tom Segev dramatically rewrites the history of Palestine under the British Mandate, effectively removing much of the original ideological bias. His controversial reevaluation challenges conventional historical assumptions on many levels, most notably regarding the role of the British. While many Israeli historians downplay the role of the British in developing Israel, Segev emphasizes the British contributions that Zionist ideology wishes to dismiss."
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