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Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle East : a Case Study of Iraq 1929-1941.

Author: Daniel Silverfarb; Majid Khadduri
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 1986.
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This is a penetrating account of Anglo-Iraqi relations from 1929, when Britain decided to grant independence to Iraq, to 1941, when hostilities between the two nations came to an end. Showing how Britain tried--and failed--to maintain its political influence, economic ascendancy, andstrategic position in Iraq after independence, Silverfarb presents a suggestive analysis of the possibilities and limitations of  Read more...
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Silverfarb, Daniel.
Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle East : A Case Study of Iraq 1929-1941.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1986
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Silverfarb; Majid Khadduri
ISBN: 9780195364965 0195364961
OCLC Number: 936849871
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The End of the Mandate; 3. The British Airbases; 4. The Assyrian Minority; 5. The Levies; 6. Arab Independence and Unity; 7. The Struggle for Kuwait; 8. The Supply of Arms; 9. The Supply of Credit; 10. The Problem of Oil; 11. The Deterioration of Anglo-Iraqi Relations: Phase One-September 1939-October 1940; 12. The Deterioration of Anglo-Iraqi Relations: Phase Two-November 1940-May 1941; 13. The Hostilities of May 1941; 14. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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This is a penetrating account of Anglo-Iraqi relations from 1929, when Britain decided to grant independence to Iraq, to 1941, when hostilities between the two nations came to an end. Showing how Britain tried--and failed--to maintain its political influence, economic ascendancy, andstrategic position in Iraq after independence, Silverfarb presents a suggestive analysis of the possibilities and limitations of indirect rule by imperial powers in the Third World. The book also tells of the rapid disintegration of Britain's dominance in the Middle East after World War I andportrays the struggle.

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