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New Texts Out Now: Erik Freas, Muslim-Christian Relations in Late-Ottoman Palestine: Where Nationalism and Religion Intersect

Erik Freas, Muslim-Christian Relations in Late-Ottoman Palestine: Where Nationalism and Religion Intersect. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Erik Freas (EF): The greater part of my research on Muslim-Christian relations in Palestine has, until now, focused primarily on the British mandatory period. Nonetheless, while the creation of the mandatory regimes following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire marks an obvious starting ...

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Erik Freas earned a Ph.D. in modern Middle East history at the University of St. Andrews, and is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. In addition to several articles dealing with Muslim-Christian relations in Palestine during the British mandatory period, he has authored two books, both published by Palgrave Macmillan: Muslim-Christian Relations in Palestine during the Late-Ottoman Period: Where National Identity and Religion Intersect; and (shortly to be released) The Exclusivity of Holiness: The Role of the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount in the Formation of National Identities.