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. To this end, Doran convincingly demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arab front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Reconsidering Cairo's policy decisions during the critical years from 1944 to 1948, he proves that Egyptian national

Overview

This book aims to alter profoundly the accepted version of the history of post-World War II Egyptian foreign policy. To this end, Doran convincingly demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arab front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Reconsidering Cairo's policy decisions during the critical years from 1944 to 1948, he proves that Egyptian national interests were always placed before the united Arab front against Israel. Even while participating in the 1948 war with Israel, Egypt regarded Zionism and the Palestine Question as less important than achieving independence from Britain and thwarting the expansionist aims of Iraq and Jordan. Ultimately, this study 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.

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 x
Introduction 3(6)
ONE The Taproot of Egyptian Foreign Policy
9(35)
TWO In the American Era
44(22)
THREE The Keystone in the Arch
66(28)
FOUR Palestine between the Regional Blocs
94(34)
FIVE The Decision to Intervene
128(28)
SIX War and Containment
156(37)
Conclusion 193(4)
Notes 197(24)
Bibliography 221(6)
Index 227

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