Curzon and British Imperialism in the Middle East, 1916-1919

Curzon and British Imperialism in the Middle East, 1916-1919

by John Fisher
     
 

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The motives of Curzon and others in attempting to obtain a privileged political position in the Hejaz are studies in the context of inter-Allied suspicions and Turkish intrigues in the Arabian Peninsula. By 1918, Britain was developing strategic priorities in the Caucasus.

Fisher analyses Turco-German aims in 1918 and challenges the notion of their leading,

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The motives of Curzon and others in attempting to obtain a privileged political position in the Hejaz are studies in the context of inter-Allied suspicions and Turkish intrigues in the Arabian Peninsula. By 1918, Britain was developing strategic priorities in the Caucasus.

Fisher analyses Turco-German aims in 1918 and challenges the notion of their leading, straightforwardly, to the zenith of British imperialism in the region. This is a penetrating study of war imperialism, when statesmen contemplated strong measures of control in several areas of the Middle East.

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A study of War Imperialism during a period when British statesmen contemplated expansion in several areas of the Middle East. Explores the attitudes that nourished the Mesopotamian Expedition of the early 20th century and examines political issues delegated to a War Cabinet Committee under Lord Curzon. Studies the motives of Curzon and others in attempting to obtain a privileged position for Britain in the Hejaz in the context of inter-Allied suspicions and Turkish intrigues in the Arabian Peninsula. Includes b&w photos and maps. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714648750
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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