Britain and the Middle East

From Imperial Power to Junior Partner

Edited by: Elie Podeh, Zach Levey

This book deals with British involvement in the Middle East from the mid-19th to the early 21st century. Encompassing a wide range of topics - including Britain's imperial legacy; Palestine, Israel and the Jews; and the contemporary Middle East - the book examines Britain's role in Egypt, the Levant, the Fertile Crescent, and the Gulf. The 20 scholar/contributors are renowned specialists, and have contributed original research in order that the scope and purview of this work will fill a lacuna in the literature on Britain's role in the region. Britain and the Middle East is complemented by editorial introductions to the six main sections. It will be essential reading for historians, political analysts, and policy-makers. Chapter contributions include: Gender, Tribe, and the British Construction of Iraq; The British Role in the Early Development of Tikrit and the Subsequent Ascendance of the Tikritis; Sir Anthony Eden and the S?vres Collusion - October 1956; Operation 'Alpha,' 1955-1956: Anglo-American Collusion in Search of an Israeli-Egyptian Settlement; Palestine and the Consequences of the Suez Crisis, 1957-1967; The British Departure from the Persian Gulf, 1968-1971; From Rushdie to 7/7: British Muslims and UK Foreign Policy; Britain and Iraqi War.


355 pages

Publication Date: 1/15/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781845191641


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