The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

by Susan Pedersen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190619121
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,143,161
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Susan Pedersen is Professor and James P. Shenton Professor of the Core Curriculum at Columbia University. She specializes in British history, the British Empire, comparative European history, and international history. She is the author of several books, including Eleanor Rathbone and the Politics of Conscience.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Maps
Principal Players

Introduction: Guardians Assemble

Part I. Making the Mandates System
1. Of Covenants and Carve-ups
2. Rules of the Game
3. A Whole World Talking

Part II. Retreat from Self-Determination, 1923-1930
Preface: Allies and Rivals
4. News from the Orange River
5. Bombing Damascus
6. A Pacific People Says No

Part III. New Times, New Norms, 1927-1933
Preface: Enter the Germans
7. The struggle over sovereignty
8. Market economies or command economies?
9. An independence safe for empire

Part IV. Between Empire and Internationalism, 1933-39
Preface: Multiple exits
10. Legitimation Crisis
11. When empire stopped working
12. When internationalism stopped working

Conclusion. Mandatory Statehood in the Making

Appendix I: Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations
Appendix II: Principal administrators of mandated territories
Photo credits
A Note on Sources
Works Cited

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