The Struggle for a New Middle East in the 20th Century
Helmut Mejcher was professor for Modern History with special reference to the Middle East and the Mediterranean at the University of Hamburg from 1977-2002. This collection of studies by Helmut Mejcher is published on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It testifies to a lifetime of research on the history of the Middle East and North Africa. The articles examine imperialist schemes and designs by the Western Powers for a new order in the region; the struggle of the Arab states to find their own way; the impact of oil and the socio-economic changes it entailed; and historical turning points in the course of the 20th century.
Publication Date: 6/28/2007