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Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958

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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 consist of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Palestine. Much has been written on the history of these countries which were taken from the Ottoman empire after 1918 and became Mandates under the League of Nations. For ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 6th 2006)
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What an incredible monograph....! This is a heavy diplomatic history so I cannot guarantee it would be "fun" to read, but this is a fantastic introduction to this appallingly complicated period + region's history.
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