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A land of aching hearts : the Middle East in the Great War

Author: Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
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"The Great War of 1914-1918 reshaped the political geography of the Middle East, destroying a centuries-old, multinational empire, while creating the nation-states of today's Middle East. The political aftermath of the war has proven as heavily contested as the military battles that shaped the conflict. After a century of change, however, the social experience of the region's inhabitants during those four trying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fawaz, Leila Tarazi, 1944-
Land of aching hearts
(DLC) 2014012879
(OCoLC)875999970
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Tarazi Fawaz
ISBN: 9780674735651 067473565X
OCLC Number: 894987337
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 384 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Note on transliteration --
Note on exchange rates --
Introduction: Everyday heroes --
A changing Middle East --
The empire at war --
Living the great war --
Entrepreneurs and profiteers --
The soldiering experience --
South Asians in the war --
Cooperation and disaffection --
Epilogue: War memory.
Other Titles: Middle East in the Great War
Responsibility: Leila Tarazi Fawaz.
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A century after the Great War, the experiences of civilians and soldiers in the Middle East during those years have faded from memory. A Land of Aching Hearts traverses ethnic, class, and national  Read more...

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Drawing on poetry, plays, and works of contemporary fiction, Fawaz supplements traditional historical sources the better to capture the experience and popular memory of the Great War. The result is Read more...

 
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