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Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine: (Studies in Legal History)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth century, Mandate Palestine was confronting these very issues. Assaf Likhovski examines the legal history of Palestine, showing how law and identity interacted in a complex colonial society in which British rulers and Jewish and Arab subjects lived together.

Law in Mandate Palestine was not merely an instrument of power or a method of solving individual disputes, says Likhovski. It was also a way of answering the question, "Who are we?" British officials, Jewish lawyers, and Arab scholars all turned to the law in their search for their identities, and all used it to create and disseminate a hybrid culture in which Western and non-Western norms existed simultaneously. Uncovering a rich arsenal of legal distinctions, notions, and doctrines used by lawyers to mediate between different identities, Likhovski provides a comprehensive account of the relationship between law and identity. His analysis suggests a new approach to both the legal history of Mandate Palestine and colonial societies in general.

Synopsis:

"Convincing. . . . [Likhovski] writes on a complex subject in an engaging style, and he brings a wealth of information and understanding to this subject."

--Journal of British Studies "Specialized [and] innovative. . . . A welcome, discursively stimulating contribution on the Mandate period."

--History "A prodigious and important work of scholarship by an extremely erudite and gifted young scholar."

--Israel Studies Forum "Interesting and complex. . . . Well written, engaging, and intelligently argued."

--International Journal of Middle East Studies "Intriguing. . . . Likhovski's excellent study is another example of Israeli legal history's coming of age."

Law and History Review "Worth reading for its unique discussion of some of the important underexplored issues with which the country's British and Jewish elite grappled during this formative period."

--Journal of Palestine Studies "This is a fascinating, engaging, accessible and evocative book, which takes the study of Mandate Palestine into a new direction."

The Modern Law Review

Synopsis:

Likhovski examines the legal history of Mandate Palestine, showing how law and identity interacted in a complex colonial society in which British rulers and Jewish and Arab subjects lived together. British officials, Jewish lawyers, and Arab scholars all turned to the law in their search for their identities and all used it to create and disseminate a hybrid culture in which Western and non-Western norms existed simultaneously. Likhovski's analysis suggests a new approach to both the legal history of Mandate Palestine and colonial societies in general.

About the Author

Assaf Likhovski is associate professor at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is coeditor of The History of Law in a Multicultural Society: Israel 1917-1967 and The Courts of Law: Fifty Years of Adjudication in Israel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807830178
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
History
Author:
Likhovski, Assaf
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Comparative
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
Law -- Palestine -- History.
Subject:
Nationalism - Palestine - History
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine; Israel; Trans-Jordan; Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Levant; mandate system; Negev Desert; Beersheba; Jerusalem; Bedouin; ultraorthodox; Jews; Arabs; Palestinians; British colonialism; colonial discourse theory; Orientalism; anticolonial
Subject:
pre-1948 Palestine
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Trans-Jordan.
Subject:
Ottoman Empire
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Levant
Subject:
mandate system
Subject:
Negev Desert
Subject:
Beersheba
Subject:
Jerusalem
Subject:
Bedouin
Subject:
ultraorthodox
Subject:
Arabs
Subject:
Palestinians
Subject:
British colonialism
Subject:
colonial discourse theory
Subject:
Orientalism
Subject:
anticolonialism
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Zionism
Subject:
Hebrew law
Subject:
Islamic law
Subject:
halakhah
Subject:
sharia
Subject:
Norman Bentwich
Subject:
Gad Frumkin
Subject:
Thomas Haycraft
Subject:
Michael McDonnell
Subject:
Harry Trusted
Subject:
Richard Manning
Subject:
Randolph Copland
Subject:
Owen Corrie
Subject:
William FitzGerald
Subject:
Hasan Sidqi al-Dajani
Subject:
Margaret Nixon
Subject:
Frederic Goadby
Subject:
von Savigny
Subject:
Samuel Eisenstadt
Subject:
Paltiel Dickstein
Subject:
Mordechai Eliash
Subject:
Asher Gulak
Subject:
Avraham Freimann
Subject:
Fahmi al-Husayni
Subject:
Abd al-Latif Salah
Subject:
Aref el-Aref
Subject:
Abcarius Bey
Subject:
Rabbinical courts
Subject:
Jewish courts
Subject:
sharia courts
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Child marriage
Subject:
League of nations
Subject:
Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics
Subject:
Hebrew University
Subject:
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Subject:
al-Huquq
Subject:
Owen Corri
Subject:
e
Subject:
Law : General
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
ewish courts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Studies in Legal History
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 illus., 1 map
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

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Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine: (Studies in Legal History)
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Product details 376 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807830178 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Convincing. . . . [Likhovski] writes on a complex subject in an engaging style, and he brings a wealth of information and understanding to this subject."

--Journal of British Studies "Specialized [and] innovative. . . . A welcome, discursively stimulating contribution on the Mandate period."

--History "A prodigious and important work of scholarship by an extremely erudite and gifted young scholar."

--Israel Studies Forum "Interesting and complex. . . . Well written, engaging, and intelligently argued."

--International Journal of Middle East Studies "Intriguing. . . . Likhovski's excellent study is another example of Israeli legal history's coming of age."

Law and History Review "Worth reading for its unique discussion of some of the important underexplored issues with which the country's British and Jewish elite grappled during this formative period."

--Journal of Palestine Studies "This is a fascinating, engaging, accessible and evocative book, which takes the study of Mandate Palestine into a new direction."

The Modern Law Review

"Synopsis" by , Likhovski examines the legal history of Mandate Palestine, showing how law and identity interacted in a complex colonial society in which British rulers and Jewish and Arab subjects lived together. British officials, Jewish lawyers, and Arab scholars all turned to the law in their search for their identities and all used it to create and disseminate a hybrid culture in which Western and non-Western norms existed simultaneously. Likhovski's analysis suggests a new approach to both the legal history of Mandate Palestine and colonial societies in general.
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