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Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917–1936

Martin Bunton


This book focuses on the way in which the Palestine Mandate was part of a broader British imperial administration — a fact often masked by Jewish immigration and land purchase in Palestine. The book's research reveals clear links to colonial practice in India, Sudan, and Cyprus amongst other places. It argues that land officials’ views on sound land management were derived from their own experiences of rural England, and that this was far more influential on the shaping of land policies than the promise of a Jewish National Home. The book reveals how the British were intent on preserving the s ... More

Keywords: Palestine Mandate, British imperial administration, Jewish immigration, land purchase, colonial practice, land management, rural England, land policies, Jewish National Home, Ottoman land law

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211081
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Bunton, author
Assistant Professor, University of Victoria.
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