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Riassunto: Born in Jerusalem in 1928, P.J. Vatikiotis grew up in the cosmopolitan and colourful town of Haifa, whose population was then evenly divided between Arabs and Jews. A member of the small Greek community in Palestine, he thus grew up alongside Arabs and Jews in the turbulent years of the 1930s and 1940s. He was at school with the later notorious PFLP leader Wadi Haddad and he lost a friend in the bombing of the King David Hotel. He writes with affection and humour of his friends in both communities and about what it felt like to be living in an increasingly polarised society. The Second World War brought a temporary respite to the Arab-Jewish conflict, uniting British, Jews and Greeks against the Axis powers. But after 1945 the conflict resumed with increasing ferocity - with the Jews better organised and more determined - and he realised that the old cosmopolitan world that he knew in the Middle East was disappearing. After four years at the American University in Cairo, Vatikiotis left Egypt in 1949 for the USA, seen off by three Jewish, five Arab, two Greek and two Anglo-Italian friends. Both in the USA and in Britain- he moved to London University in the 1960s - Vatikiotis helped to get Middle Eastern Studies established. One of the world's leading Middle East scholars, he continued to resist the creeping politicisation of this subject. "Among Arabs and Jews" is written with a rare and objective insight into one of the world's most volatile areas, and is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the politics and people of the region. P. J. Vatikiotis is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. He has taught at several North American universities and has lectured and travelled widely in the Middle East.
Titolo: Among Arabs and Jews: A Personal Experience,...
Casa editrice: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Data di pubblicazione: 1991
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002820412
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1991. Cloth Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good +. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good +. 1st Edition. Book appears unread but a small stain on endpaper at hinge no name fine black cloth boards - D/j unclipped in almost fine condition & protected by clear plastic jacket. Guaranteed posting 24hrs St126 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Codice libro della libreria 010071
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0297820761
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 297820761