British Jerusalem

Authored by: Thomas Abowd

Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138936935
eBook ISBN: 9781315676517
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315676517-12

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Abstract

In December 1917, after 400 years of Ottoman rule over Jerusalem, Great Britain conquered the city and, soon thereafter, the whole of Palestine. The “Battle of Jerusalem” marked one of the final major military campaigns of World War I fought in the Middle East theater. Over the next year, the last vestiges of Ottoman authority in the eastern Mediterranean would whiter away, as the region was rapidly taken over and divided up by Europe’s two great colonial empires, France and Great Britain.

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