This rich & magisterial work traces Palestine’s millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures & societies of astounding depth & complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history. Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian & Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine & its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to the present day.

Drawing on a rich body of sources and the latest archaeological evidence, Masalha shows how Palestine’s multicultural past has been … More

Over the last couple of decades an ideological battle has raged over the political legacy & cultural symbolism of the “golden age” pirates who roamed the seas between the Caribbean Islands & the Indian Ocean from 1690 to 1725. They are depicted as romanticized villains on the one hand, & as genuine social rebels on the other.

They are depicted as romanticized villains on the one hand, and as genuine social rebels on the other. Life Under … More