Fascist Italy and the Middle East, 1933-40

Fascist Italy and the Middle East, 1933-40

by N. Arielli


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An examination of why and how Fascist Italy sought to increase its influence in the Middle East, and why Italian efforts ultimately failed. Offering fresh insights into Fascist Italy's foreign and colonial policies, this book makes an important contribution to the complex history of relations between Europe and the Arab world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137297389
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/09/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

NIR ARIELLI is a Lecturer in International History at the University of Leeds, UK and has been a Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures Preface Abbreviations Introduction Continuity and Change – Italy and the Middle East, 1870 – 1934 In the Shadow of Ethiopia, 1935 – June 1936 The Protector of Islam, June 1936 – March 1938 Italy and the Arab Revolt in Palestine, 1936-39 A Policy that was Hard to Sell, April 1938 – May 1940 The Optimistic Summer, June – October 1940 Conclusions Archival Sources Bibliography

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