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The Survey of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1920-1948 : Routledgecurzon Studies in Middle Eastern History - Dov Gavish

The Survey of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1920-1948

Routledgecurzon Studies in Middle Eastern History

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780714656519
Number Of Pages: 264

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This book is a historical study of the survey and mapping system of Palestine under the British Mandate. It traces the background and the reasoning behind the establishment of the survey programme, examines the foundations upon which the system was based, and strives to understand the motivation of those who implemented it. This study shows that the roots of the modern survey system of Palestine are to be sought in the Balfour Declaration and its implications regarding land in Palestine. The land issue was at the core of the mapping of Mandatory Palestine, and it remains as a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

'It is a tribute to Dr Gavish that he has so successfully incorporated and interwined the many threads relating to the survey, personalities involved and the effect of changing national and international politics. The result is an extremely fascinating, readable and learned account of the Survey of Palestine.' - IMCoS Journal

'Dr Dov Gavish of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is to be congratulated for his masterly control of the fascinating subject of his book. The research undertaken has been based on extensive, and quoted, source material.' - IMCoS Journal

'The appearance of this book is to be applauded: Gavish has succeeded... in resurrecting an otherwise forgotten yet nonetheless important cartographic episode.' - Matthew H. Edney, Imago Mundi, Volume 59 Issue 2, 2007

The historical background to the survey of Palestinep. 1
The first maps based on original surveysp. 3
The transitional period : from the land problem under the military administration to the survey system of the government of Palestinep. 21
The survey systemp. 47
Organising the systemp. 49
Geodetic and cartographic considerationsp. 65
The cadastral surveyp. 105
The survey and land settlement systems, 1920-1927p. 107
The cadastral mapsp. 156
The survey and land settlement systems, 1928-1948p. 170
The topographic mapp. 203
The topographic map : a national monumentp. 205
The 1:100,000 topographic map : layout, structure, sourcesp. 225
The map of mandate Palestinep. 257
The map of Palestine and the imperial cartographic systemp. 259
Survey ordinances of Palestinep. 265
High commissioners for Palestinep. 271
Biographical summaries of the personalities associated with the mandate surveyp. 272
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ISBN: 9780714656519
ISBN-10: 0714656518
Series: Routledgecurzon Studies in Middle Eastern History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.15  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1