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Britain's informal empire in the Middle East : a case study of Iraq, 1929-1941

Author: Daniel Silverfarb
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Showing how Britain tried, and failed, to maintain its political influence, economic ascendancy, and strategic position in Iraq after independence, the author presents an analysis of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Silverfarb
ISBN: 0195039971 9780195039979
OCLC Number: 12724576
Description: x, 200 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The end of the mandate --
The British airbases --
The Assyrian minority --
The levies --
Arab independence and unity --
The struggle for Kuwait --
The supply of arms --
The supply of credit --
The problem of oil --
The deterioration of Anglo-Iraqi relations : phase one, September 1939-October 1940 --
The deterioration of Anglo-Iraqi relations : phase two, November 1940-May 1941 --
The hostilities of May 1941.
Responsibility: Daniel Silverfarb ; foreword by Majid Khadduri.
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The book, drawn from meticulous research in the British archives and using newly opened documents, will be useful for European historians interested in a good case study of informal empire. * Read more...

 
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