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European Cultural Diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine, 1918–1948

Between Contention and Connection

Editors: Sanchez Summerer, Karène, Zananiri, Sary (Eds.)

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  • Reframes the relationships between Jews, Muslims and Christians of Mandate Palestine, based on unexplored archival data
  • Explores the motivations of Western and Eastern European cultural policies and their impact in this region
  • Uncovers the diversity of Arab Christian cultural identity and nationalism
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This open access book investigates the transnationally connected history of Arab Christian communities in Palestine during the British Mandate (1918-1948) through the lens of the birth of cultural diplomacy. Relying predominantly on unpublished sources, it examines the relationship between European cultural agendas and local identity formation processes and discusses the social and religious transformations of Arab Christian communities in Palestine via cultural lenses from an entangled perspective. 
The 17 chapters reflect diverse research interests, from case studies of individual archives to chapters that question the concept of cultural diplomacy more generally. They illustrate the diversity of scholarship that enables a broad-based view of how cultural diplomacy functioned during the interwar period, but also the ways in which its meanings have changed. The book considers British Mandate Palestine as an internationalized node within a transnational framework to understand how the complexity of cultural interactions and agencies engaged to produce new modes of modernity.

About the authors

Karène Sanchez Summerer is Associate Professor at Leiden University, the Netherlands.  
Sary Zananiri is Postdoctoral Fellow at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

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“For students of cultural diplomacy, Mandate Palestine is marvellously complex. It involved not only Muslims and Jews but also manifold Christian communities, European governments, and foreign religious and secular missions, among others. And its cultural diplomatic actors helped shape various interplaying national, confessional, and imperial identities. Just as complex were the results, as this wonderful and wide-ranging volume shows. Varying wildly, state and non-state cultural diplomacy could be dialogue, dissent, propaganda, and more. A fascinating read for historians of the interwar Middle East and cultural diplomacy alike.” (Cyrus Schayegh, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Switzerland)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-27

    Sanchez Summerer, Karène (et al.)

  • Introduction Part I Indigenising Cultural Diplomacy?

    Pages 31-36

    Irving, Sarah

  • Orthodox Clubs and Associations: Cultural, Educational and Religious Networks Between Palestine and Transjordan, 1925–1950

    Pages 37-62

    Neveu, Norig

  • The Making Stage of the Modern Palestinian Arabic Novel in the Experiences of the udabāʾ Khalīl Baydas (1874–1949) and Iskandar al-Khūri al-BeitJāli (1890–1973)

    Pages 63-78

    Agsous, Sadia

  • Sound Power: Musical Diplomacy Within the Franciscan Custody in Mandate Jerusalem

    Pages 79-104

    Rioli, Maria Chiara (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Cultural Diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine, 1918–1948
Book Subtitle
Between Contention and Connection
Editors
  • Karène Sanchez Summerer
  • Sary Zananiri
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55540-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55540-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55539-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 465
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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