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Shlaim, Avi

Overview
Works: 80 works in 418 publications in 5 languages and 10,854 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Director
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Most widely held works about Avi Shlaim
 
Most widely held works by Avi Shlaim
The iron wall : Israel and the Arab world by Avi Shlaim( Book )

56 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book helps to understand the debate within Israel about the possibility of peace with the Palestinians
The war for Palestine : rewriting the history of 1948 by Eugene L Rogan( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By all accounts, the 1948 Palestine war was one of the most significant milestones in the modern history of the Middle East and remains one of the most intractable conflicts of modern times. Israelis call the 1948 war "The War of Independence" while Arabs call it al-Nakba or the disaster. The conventional Israeli version portrays 1948 as an unequal struggle between a Jewish David and an Arab Goliath, as a desperate, heroic, and ultimately successful battle for survival against overwhelming odds. In this version all the surrounding Arab states sent their armies into Palestine to strangle the Jewish state at birth and the Palestinians left the country on orders from their own leaders and in the expectation of a triumphal return
Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peace by Avi Shlaim( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: During his long reign (1953-1999), King Hussein of Jordan was one of the most dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. This is the first major account of his life, written with access to his official documents and with the cooperation (but not approval) of his family and staff, and also extensive interviews with international policy makers. For more than forty years, Hussein walked a tightrope between the Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand and Israel on the other. Avi Shlaim reveals that, for the sake of dynastic and national survival, Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963 that encompassed more than one thousand hours with Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, and countless others. Shlaim reconstructs this dialogue across battle lines from previously untapped Israeli records and the firsthand accounts of key participants, and makes clear that it was Israeli intransigence that was largely responsible for the failure to achieve a peaceful settlement between 1967 and 1994. At Hussein's memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral, the Prince of Wales hailed him as "a man amongst men, a king amongst kings." Lion of Jordan illuminates the triumphs and disappointments, the qualities and character of this extraordinary soldier and statesman, and significantly rewrites the history of the Middle East over the past fifty years
War and peace in the Middle East : a critique of American policy by Avi Shlaim( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent Israel-PLO accord is only the most recent surprise in a region whose politics often seem complex to the point of mysteriousness. How can Americans decipher the latest diplomatic tilt, rumor of war, or threat to oil supplies? Where will the Middle East's centuries-old quest for self-determination lead? An Oxford professor of international relations finds answers in a historical context that is often overlooked. With a special focus on the last half-century, he illuminates the four phases of external involvement - the Ottoman, the European, the Superpower, and the American - that have molded the political evolution of the Middle East. He assesses the past roles of Britain, France, and the former Soviet Union, clarifies how power and influence have shifted in the aftermath of the Cold War, and appraises both the recurrent myopia of the United States and its essential function as a mediator
Collusion across the Jordan : King Abdullah, the Zionist movement, and the partition of Palestine by Avi Shlaim( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the unusual and highly secret relationship between Abdullah, the Hashemite ruler of Jordan, and the Zionist movement. It spans three decades from 1921 to 1951 and focuses in particular on the clandestine dilomacy and the poliltical and military processes which determined the fate of Palestine between 1947 and 1950, and which left the Palestinian Arabs without a homeland
Israel and Palestine : reappraisals, revisions, refutations by Avi Shlaim( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Avi Shlaim, one of the world's foremost experts on the Israel-Palestine conflict, reflects with characteristic rigour and readability on a range of key issues and personalities. From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the failure of the Oslo peace process, from the 1948 War to the 2008 invasion of Gaza, Israel and Palestine places current events in their proper historical perspective. It assesses the impact of key political and intellectual figures, including Yasir Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Edward Said and Benny Morris. It also re-examines the United States' influential role in the conflict, and explores the many missed opportunities for peace and progress in the region. Clear-eyed and meticulous, Israel and Palestine is an essential tool for understanding the fractured history and future prospects of Israel-Palestine."--Publisher's description
The 1967 Arab-Israeli war : origins and consequences by William Roger Louis( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The June 1967 war was a watershed in the history of the modern Middle East. In six days, the Israelis defeated the Arab armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan and seized large portions of territory including the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights. With the hindsight of four decades and access to recently declassified documents, two veteran scholars of the Middle East bring together some of the most knowledgeable experts in their fields to reassess the origins of the war and its regional reverberations. Each chapter takes a different perspective from the vantage point of a different participant, those that actually took part in the war, and also the world powers, the United States, Soviet Union, Britain, and France, that played important roles behind the scenes. Their conclusions make for sober reading. At the heart of the story was the incompetence of the Egyptian high command under the leadership of Nasser and the rivalry between various Arab players who were deeply suspicious of each other, motives. Israel, on the other side, gained a resounding victory for which, despite previous assessments to the contrary, there was no master plan"--
The United States and the Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949 : a study in crisis decision-making by Avi Shlaim( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of partition : King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine, 1921-1951 by Avi Shlaim( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Shlaim chronicles King Abdullah's relationship with the Zionist movement from his appointment as Emir of Transjordan in 1921 to his assassination in 1951
The EEC and Eastern Europe( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EEC and the Mediterranean countries( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War and the Middle East by Yazīd Ṣāyigh( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East occupies a special place in the history of the Cold War. It was critical to its birth, critical to its life, and critical to its demise. The Middle East has always been the object of Great Power rivalries. Most of the existing literature on the subject focuses on the policies of the Great Powers towards the region. The present volume seeks to redress the balance by concentrating on the policies of local actors. It looks at the politics of the region not just from the outside in, but from the inside out. The contributors to this volume are leading scholars in the field whose interests combine International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. They assess the impact of the Cold War on the behaviour of individual local actors at three levels: international politics, regional politics, and domestic politics. The result is a highly informative and thought-provoking book, which sheds a great deal of new light on the politics of the Middle East in the post-war era
British foreign secretaries since 1945 by Avi Shlaim( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and peace in the Middle East : a concise history by Avi Shlaim( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of the Middle East often seems complex to the point of mysteriousness. How can Americans decipher the latest diplomatic tilt, rumor of war, or threat to oil supplies? Where will the Middle East's centuries-old quest for self-determination lead? An Oxford professor of international relations finds the answers in a historical context that is often overlooked. With a special focus on the last half-century, he illuminates the four phases of external involvment--Ottoman, European, Superpower, and American--that have molded the political evolution of the Middle East. He assesses the past roles of Britain, France, and the former Soviet Union, clarifies how power and influence have shifted in the aftermath of the Cold War, and appraises both the recurrent myopia of the United States and the country's essential function as a mediatior. Shrewd, witty, and highly readable, this book offers invaluable insights for the student and general reader about one of the most volatile subsystems of international politics. --From cover
1948, la guerre de Palestine : derrière le mythe-- by Eugene L Rogan( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International organisations in world politics, yearbook 1975 by Avi Shlaim( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israël face à son passé by Shlomo Sand( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mur de fer : Israël et le monde arabe by Avi Shlaim( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain and the origins of European unity, 1940-1951 by Avi Shlaim( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1948 : la guerre de Palestine : derrière le mythe ... by Avi Shlaim( )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The iron wall : Israel and the Arab world
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The war for Palestine : rewriting the history of 1948Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peaceIsrael and Palestine : reappraisals, revisions, refutationsThe politics of partition : King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine, 1921-1951The EEC and Eastern EuropeThe EEC and the Mediterranean countriesThe Cold War and the Middle EastWar and peace in the Middle East : a concise history
Alternative Names
Avi Shlaim historicus uit Israël

Avi Shlaim israelischer und britischer Professor

Avi Shlaim storico israeliano

Šlajm, Avi 1945-

Шлаим, Ави

אבי שליים

אבי שליים היסטוריון ישראלי

שליים, אבי

שלים, אבי

أفي شلايم

آفي شليم

شلايم، آفي

شليم، آفي

അവി ശലൈം

シュライム, アヴィ

阿維·施萊姆

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