Pan-Arabism before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

Pan-Arabism before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

by Michael Scott Doran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195123611

ISBN-13: 9780195123616

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"This book aims to alter profoundly the accepted version of the history of post-World War II Egyptian foreign policy. Michael Doran convincingly demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arab front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Pan-Arabism before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question argues that, in the late 1940s, Cairo pursued a…  See more details below

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"This book aims to alter profoundly the accepted version of the history of post-World War II Egyptian foreign policy. Michael Doran convincingly demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arab front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Pan-Arabism before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question argues that, in the late 1940s, Cairo pursued a single-minded foreign policy designed to drive Great Britain, the enemy of Egyptian independence, out of the Middle East. This struggle generated the secondary goal of Egyptian foreign policy: undermining the Middle Eastern states working to sustain British influence in the region." "While uncovering a significant dimension of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Doran also lays the foundation for a new understanding of Egyptian foreign policy. He argues persuasively that pan-Arabism, a policy that historians have traditionally associated with the rise of Gamal Abd al-Nasser in the middle 1950s, actually originated under the old regime." Pan-Arabism before Nasser is a bold rethinking of twentieth-century Middle Eastern politics and history, with key implications for both the study of the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict and the volatile politics of the Middle East in general. It will appeal to students, scholars, and professionals in several disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195123616
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Studies in Middle Eastern History Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

A Note on Transliteration and Terminology
Introduction3
1The Taproot of Egyptian Foreign Policy9
2In the American Era44
3The Keystone in the Arch66
4Palestine between the Regional Blocs94
5The Decision to Intervene128
6War and Containment156
Conclusion193
Notes197
Bibliography221
Index227

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