Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation

2015 winner
Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group
Published Date: 30 April 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1566567879

This ground-breaking collection of essays brings together distinguished scholars and writers and follows the history of Jerusalem from the culturally diverse Mandate period through its transformation into a predominantly Jewish city.

Essays detail often unexplored dimensions of the social and political fabric of a city that was rendered increasingly taut and fragile, even as areas of mutual interaction and shared institutions and neighbourhoods between Arabs and Jews continued to develop.

Winner of the Palestine Book Awards 2015: Memoir Prize

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Reviewed by: Nasim Ahmed

Jerusalem Interrupted explores how the city, its culture and society went through radical transformations beginning in the early 20th century through to its current phase. The basic premise of the book is that Jerusalem, a highly interconnected city - culturally, socially and economically - with Palestinian towns and villages, underwent massive...

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