Year of the Locust: A Soldier's Diary and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past

Year of the Locust: A Soldier's Diary and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past

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Year of the Locust captures in page-turning detail the end of the Ottoman world and a pivotal moment in Palestinian history. In the diaries of Ihsan Hasan al-Turjman (1893-1917), the first ordinary recruit to describe World War I from the Arab side, we follow the misadventures of an Ottoman soldier stationed in Jerusalem. There he occupied himself by dreaming about his future and using family connections to avoid being sent to the Suez. His diaries draw a unique… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (May 24, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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