In 1948, Britain withdrew from Palestine, bringing to an end its 30 years of rule in the territory. What followed has been well-documented and is perhaps one of the most intractable problems of the post-imperial age. However, the long-standing connection between Britain and Palestine before May 1948 is also a fascinating story. This volume takes a fresh look at the years of the British mandate for Palestine; its politics, economics, and culture. Contributors address themes such as religion, mandatory administration, economic development, policy and counter-insurgency, violence, art and culture, and decolonization. This book will be valuable to scholars of the British mandate, but also more broadly to those interested in imperial history and the history of the West’s involvement in the Middle East.
Dr Rory Miller is Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.
'The volume is not just a fresh look at an indeed popular and challenging subject; Miller has made sure to include contributors that may challenge established visions and opinions... a valuable work for scholars of the Middle East and of imperial history.' Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East