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Western imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958 [electronic resource] / D.K. Fieldhouse.

Author/Creator:
Fieldhouse, D. K. (David Kenneth), 1925-
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (395 p.)
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Subjects:
Mandates.
Imperialism.
Anti-imperialist movements -- Middle East.
Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Middle East is constantly in the news and is a major focus for international conflict. This book attempts to explain why this is so. It covers the crucial period after 1914, when the Ottoman empire was defeated and its provinces taken over by Britain and France, ending in 1958, when the Iraqi revolution finally ended British influence in the region. It describes both British and French policies and the reactions of Arabs and Jews. - ;The term 'Fertile Crescent' is commonly used as shorthand for the group of territories extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Here it is assumed to
Contents:
Pt. 1. Before the mandates, 1900-1922
The decline of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East and the 'Arab Awakening' before 1914
War and the partition of the Ottoman Empire, 1914-1922
Pt. 2. Alien rule and nationalist reactions, 1918-1958
Britain in Mesopotamia/Iraq, 1918-1958
Palestine : Zionism and the genesis of the mandate
Palestine : the British mandate, 1918-1948
Transjordan, 1918-1956
Syria and the French, 1918-1946
Lebanon and the French, 1918-1946
Pt. 3. Conclusions.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-357) and index.
ISBN:
1-280-75919-4
0-19-153696-2
1-4294-2193-2
OCLC:
437108846