Dr Roberto Mazza

Dr Roberto Mazza
Academic Staff
Room: BM023

(From January 2016)

Dr Roberto Mazza earned his PhD from SOAS University of London in 2007, where he is currently a Research Associate. He has published two books with IB Tauris, in 2009 'Jerusalem from the Ottomans to the British' and in 2011 'Jerusalem in World War I: the Palestine Diary of a European Consul'. Dr Mazza has also published several articles on the Jerusalem Quarterly and recently has published an article on First World Studies 'For God and La Patrie: Antonin Jaussen, Dominican Priest and French intellegence agent in the Middle East, 1914-1920.' Dr Mazza has worked also on urban violence and a chapter in relation to the Nebi Musa Riots that occured in Jerusalem 1920 has been published in Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State. Dr Mazza has recently written a chapter on the evacuation of the Jews of Jaffa in 1917. Currently Dr Mazza is working on a new large project on the urban planning of Jerusalem from 1917 to 1926

Research interests: First World War in the Middle East and North Africa, late Ottoman Palestine, urban history, diplomatic and religious institutions in the Middle East


Jerusalem in World War One: the Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat, (I.B.Tauris: London, 2011)
Jerusalem: from the Ottomans to the British, (I.B.Tauris: London, 2009)  - paperback edition 2013

“Missing Voices in Late Ottoman and Early British Jerusalem” Jerusalem Quarterly 53, (Spring 2013), p. 61-71.
“For God and La Patrie: Antonin Jaussen Dominican and French Agent in the Middle East 1914-1920”, First World War Studies 3, No. 2 (October 2012), p. 145-164.
“Dining Out in Times of War: Jerusalem 1914-1918”, The Jerusalem Quarterly 41 (Spring 2010), p. 52-58.
“Antonio de la Cierva y Lewita: the Spanish Consul in Jerusalem 1914-1919”, The Jerusalem Quarterly 40, (Winter 2010), p. 36-44.
“Churches at War: The Impact of the First World War on the Christian Institutions of Jerusalem 1914-20”, Middle Eastern Studies 45, No. 2 (March 2009), p. 207-227
“Le Chiese Cristiane di Gerusalemme nella Guerra Mondiale 1914-1920” (Italian) Contemporanea 4 (October 2008), p. 613-638

“‘We will treat you as we did with the Armenians’: Cemal Pasha, Zionism and the alleged expulsion of the Jews from Jaffa. (Forthcoming 2015)
“Transforming the Holy City: from Communal Clashes to Urban Violence, the Nebi Musa Riots in 1920” in Rethinking Urban Violence in Middle Eastern Cities: From Empire to Nation States (forthcoming 2015: Berghahn)
“A Diplomat in the Holy City: the Spanish Consul and World War One in Jerusalem” in Palestine and World War I: Grand Strategy, Military Tactics and Culture of War (I.B.Tauris: London, 2014), p. 205-227.