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Author Cronin, Stephanie, author.

Title Armies and state-building in the modern Middle East : politics, nationalism and military reform / Stephanie Cronin
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 310 pages)
Series Library of Modern Middle East studies ; 148
Library of modern Middle East studies ; 148
Contents The military revolution in the Middle East -- Importing modernity : European military missions to Qajar Iran -- Building and rebuilding Afghanistan's army : an historical perspective -- The Iranian army under monarchy and republic : state-building, empire-building and revolution -- Tribes, coups and princes : building a modern army in Saudi Arabia
Summary Focusing on Iran, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia, adds an historical understanding to a contemporary political analysis of the roles of Middle Eastern armies, examining their structures, activities, and their role in state- and empire-building
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-298) and index
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Subject Civil-military relations -- Middle East
Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Armed Forces.
Civil-military relations.
Militären och samhället.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Politics and Government.
Väpnade styrkor -- historia.
Middle East -- Armed Forces -- History -- 19th century
Middle East -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th century
Middle East -- Armed Forces -- History -- 21st century
Middle East -- Armed Forces -- Political activity
Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786724413