Revolutionary Year: The Middle East in 1958

Revolutionary Year: The Middle East in 1958

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Revolutionary Year: The Middle East in 1958 by Wm. Roger Louis

In 1958 the Middle East and the Arab World were in historic crises. Lebanon was in civil turmoil. Iraq underwent a revolution. The Arab world seemed to be splitting from the West and re-aligning itself with the communist world. This collection of essays address the issues raised by the events of that year and their consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860644023
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 9.92(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

Roger Owen taught Middle East Economic History at Oxford University for many years, and is the first A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Wm. Roger Louis
• The Emergence of the United States as a Regional Power: 1956-1958—Diane Kunz
• Oil, Politics, and US Intervention—Irene Gendzier
• The United Nations Confronts the United States in 1958—Michael Fry
• Perceptions and Reality: The Arab World and the West—Rashid Khalidi
• The Pan-Arab Movement and the Influence of Moscow and Cairo—Peter Sluglett
• The Soviet Union and the Middle East, 1956-1958—Carol Saivetz
• The Junior Partner: Israel's Role in the 1958 Crisis—Ilan Pappé
• The Year 1958 in Middle East History—Roger Owen
• Bibliography—Howard Dooley

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