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Author Fieldhouse, D. K. (David Kenneth), 1925-

Title Western imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958 / D.K. Fieldhouse
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 376 pages) : maps
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-357) and index
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Subject Anti-imperialist movements -- Middle East.
Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005026641
ISBN 0191536962 (electronic bk.)
9780191536960 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)