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The Mufti of Jerusalem : Al-Hajj Amin al-Husayni and the Palestinian National Movement - Philip Mattar

The Mufti of Jerusalem

Al-Hajj Amin al-Husayni and the Palestinian National Movement

Paperback Published: 9th November 1988
ISBN: 9780231064637
Number Of Pages: 158
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, the principal leader of Palestinian nationalism during the British mandate, was one of the modern Arab world's most controversial figures. He played a role in the 1992 Wailing Wall disturbance, took part in the Iraqi revolt of 1941, and was the target of British and Zionist assasins during World War II. Philip Mattar now offers the first full-length biography of this intriguing figure, weaving a fresh and objective revisionist account. Mattar clarifies al-Husayni's role in the politics of Palestine in the mandate era and the Palestinian national movement. He describes his rise to religious power as Mufti of Jerusalem and head of the Supreme Muslim Council. He also demarcates two major phases in al-Husayni's career. During his first, between 1917 and 1936, he was a cautious and pragmatic leader who, while opposing Zionism, cooperated with the British mandatory officials. The second phase, however, after 1936, was marked by militancy, frustration, and ultimately failure.

Illustrations
Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface
The Making of a Palestinian Nationalist: The Formative Yearsp. 1
Rise to Religious Powerp. 19
Political Struggle Over the Western Wall, 1928-1929p. 33
The Politics of Moderation and the General Islamic Congressp. 50
The Arab Revolt: The Challengep. 65
The Arab Revolt: The Responsep. 73
Iraq's Quest for Independence, 1939-1941p. 86
The Nazi Yearsp. 99
Diplomacy and War, 1946-1948p. 108
Decline of Powerp. 135
An Overview and Assessmentp. 140
Notesp. 155
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 187
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780231064637
ISBN-10: 0231064632
Series: Studies of the Middle East Institute
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 9th November 1988
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised