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dc.contributor.advisorGorman, Anthony
dc.contributor.advisorNewman, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorIrving, Sarah Rosalind
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T13:39:12Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T13:39:12Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/31179
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the biographies and intellectual and cultural works of Elias Haddad, Stephan Stephan and Tawfiq Canaan, Arab writers who lived in Jerusalem in the late Ottoman and British Mandate periods, a time when Palestinian identity was in a state of flux and when Ottoman, British and Zionist interests impacted upon Palestinian Arab society, economy and politics. Informed by ideas about colonial and postcolonial relations, the impacts of context and power on the development of texts, and theories of networks and entanglements, it argues that even in the absence of comprehensive biographical knowledge about individual actors, we can locate them in their intellectual and political environments. It also argues for the importance of using non-elite genres – including language manuals, travel guides and translations – in researching intellectual history, and for understanding debates and discourses within colonial societies. Drawing on my historical research into the lives of Haddad, Stephan and Canaan, and combining it with textual analysis, this thesis makes the argument for more diverse ideas of Palestinian identity than are often discussed for the Mandate period, and for the need to include a wider range of contributors than prominent intellectuals and politicians in our assessment of the discourses in play in this key period of Palestinian history.en
dc.contributor.sponsorEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionSarah Irving, “A Tale of Two Yusifs: recovering Arab agency in Palestine Exploration Fund excavations, 1890-1924”. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 149, 3 (2017), 223-236.en
dc.subjectArabicen
dc.subjecttranslationen
dc.subjectElias Haddaden
dc.subjectStephan Stephanen
dc.subjectTawfiq Canaanen
dc.subjectPalestinian identityen
dc.subjectBritish Mandateen
dc.titleIntellectual networks, language and knowledge under colonialism: the work of Stephan Stephan, Elias Haddad and Tawfiq Canaan in Palestine, 1909-1948en
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen
dc.rights.embargodate2019-07-07
dcterms.accessRightsRestricted Accessen


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