Palestine Across Millennia: A History of Literacy, Learning and Educational Revolutions

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AuthorNur Masalha, translated by: Victor SahabDate1/1/2024No. of Pages510الطبعةFirstISBN9786144980408

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Weight0,755 kg
Dimensions24 × 17 cm


The Center for Arab Unity Studies published the book Palestine Across Millennia: A History of Literacy, Learning and Educational Revolutions by researcher Nur Masalha (translated by Victor Sahab).

Returning to four thousand years of the history of Palestine places us in front of a knowledge and cultural treasure, which other civilizations have rarely known in terms of its scientific, pedagogical and educational stock accumulated through the passage of multiple civilizations through Palestine, a country that has preserved its name and the name of its Palestinian people throughout the civilizational eras over the past centuries.

The book delves into the distinctive cultural history of the Palestinians, shedding light on the entire history of Palestinian science, with reference to writing, education, literary production, and intellectual revolutions in the country. The book presents this long cultural heritage to prove that Palestine is more than just a “holy land” for the four monotheistic religions, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Samaritanism, and to expose the falsity of the Zionist narrative that claims that the land of Palestine and the Palestinians lack cultural, scientific, and civilizational stock throughout the ages; It also shows that Palestine is a major global site for classical education and the production of knowledge in multiple languages, including Sumerian, Canaanite, Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin. This cultural saturation of the country appears not only in the historical mosques, churches, and synagogues, but also in scholarship, historical schools, colleges, universities, world-famous libraries, and archive centers, which the Palestinian lands have stored over four thousand years.

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نور مصالحة

مؤرخ وأكاديمي وكاتب فلسطيني من مواليد الجليل، مدير سابق لمركز الدين والتاريخ في جامعة سانت ماري في لندن. هو حالياً عضو في مركز الدراسات الفلسطينية في كلية الدراسات الشرقية والأفريقية التابعة لجامعة لندن؛ وعضو في لجنة تحكيم جائزة الكتاب الفلسطيني (لندن)؛ وهو محرر مجلة الأرض المقدسة ودراسات فلسطين. من مؤلفاته: فلسطين: أربعة آلاف عام في التاريخ (مركز دراسات الوحدة العربية ط2، 2022) التاريخ الشفهي للنكبة الفلسطينية (مع نهلة عبده، 2018)؛ لاهوت التحرير في فلسطين (2014)؛ الكتاب المقدس الصهيوني: سابقة الكتاب المقدس والاستعمار ومحو الذاكرة (2013)؛ نكبة فلسطين: إنهاء الاستعمار في التاريخ (2012)؛ الكتاب المقدس والصهيونية (2007)؛ سياسة الإنكار: إسرائيل ومشكلة اللاجئين الفلسطينيين (2003).

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