Curzon and British Imperialism in the Middle East, 1916-1919 [NOOK Book]

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John Fisher explores the acquisitive thinking which, from the autumn of 1914, drove the Mesopotamian Expedition, and examines the political issues, international and imperial, delegated to a War Cabinet committee under Lord Curzon. The motives of Curzon and others in attempting to obtain a privileged political position in the Hejaz are studied in the context of inter-Allied suspicions and Turkish intrigues in the Arabian Peninsula. This is a penetrating study of war imperialism, when statesmen contemplated strong...
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Curzon and British Imperialism in the Middle East, 1916-1919

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Overview

John Fisher explores the acquisitive thinking which, from the autumn of 1914, drove the Mesopotamian Expedition, and examines the political issues, international and imperial, delegated to a War Cabinet committee under Lord Curzon. The motives of Curzon and others in attempting to obtain a privileged political position in the Hejaz are studied in the context of inter-Allied suspicions and Turkish intrigues in the Arabian Peninsula. 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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136318870
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Appendices
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Playing Babylon against Byzantium 1
2 The Mesopotamian Administration Committee 42
3 Arabian Matters 66
4 Britain, Mesopotamia and the Middle East, 1918 111
5 The War for Mastery of Asia 156
6 From the Turkish Armistice to the Foreign Office: 'All the Pieces on the Table' 195
Conclusion 294
Appendices 302
Bibliography 325
Index 333
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