The End of Empire in the Middle East: Britain's Relinquishment of Power in her Last Three Arab Dependencies / Edition 1

The End of Empire in the Middle East: Britain's Relinquishment of Power in her Last Three Arab Dependencies / Edition 1

by Glen Balfour-Paul
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521466369

ISBN-13: 9780521466363

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an original and perceptive study of Britain's withdrawal from her last Arab Dependencies, based on a combination of first hand experience and extensive research. Glen Balfour-Paul opens by outlining Britain's position in the Middle East at the end of the Second World War. He then presents in three separate chapters a detailed account of the forces that

Overview

This book is an original and perceptive study of Britain's withdrawal from her last Arab Dependencies, based on a combination of first hand experience and extensive research. Glen Balfour-Paul opens by outlining Britain's position in the Middle East at the end of the Second World War. He then presents in three separate chapters a detailed account of the forces that culminated in withdrawal from each of the countries. In the final chapters, the author compares and contrasts the three episodes in terms of Britain's evolving attitude to empire, public pressures from within and outside the territories, the tensions that arose between policy makers in London and those executing their decisions, attitudes of British officials to their task and the political and economic aftermath of independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466363
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Library Series, #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword Sir Anthony Parsons; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The regional consequences of World War II; 2. The Sudan episode; 3. The South West Arabian episode; 4. The Gulf episode; 5. Comparisons, without odium; 6. Epilogues and epitaphs.

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