This assignment is intended to expose you to professional historical scholarship


This assignment is intended to expose you to professional historical scholarship about the history and historiography of the Land of Israel during the modern period. It also provides you an opportunity to develop your historical and analytical writing skills.Questions to address for your analytical essay:What is Khalidi’s argument in his chapter?What kinds of primary source evidence does he marshal?How does he use this evidence to support his argument?How does this article contribute to our understanding of the history and historiography the Land of Israel/Palestine in the modern period?Does it challenge or reinforce the accounts provided in other course readings—especially Montefiore and Gordis?Explain.Successful analytical essays normally conform to the following criteria:They present a clear thesis or problem at the very outset;Every subsequent paragraph pertains to this thesis or problem—it elaborates, criticizes or modifies it;The conclusion of the paper is clearly related to the beginning; it addresses the thesis or problem that you set forth in the first paragraph or shows to what extent the thesis or problem originally proposed can still be accepted after having been examined.