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Empires of the sand : the struggle for mastery in the Middle East, 1789-1923

Author: Efraim Karsh; Inari Karsh
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rejecting the view of modern Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, the authors argue that the main impetus for the developments of the momentous long 19th century  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Efraim Karsh; Inari Karsh
ISBN: 0674005414 9780674005419
OCLC Number: 705830569
Description: x, 409 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction Part One Imperial Sunset 1. Riding the Napoleonic Storms 2. The Greek Tinderbox 3. Muhammad Ali's Imperial Dream 4. Losing Egypt 5. Out of Europe 6. The Young Turks in Power Part Two Demise of the "Sick Man" 7. The Ottoman Road to War 8. The Entente's Road to War 9. The Lust for Glory 10. Genocide in Armenia 11. Repression in the Holy Land 12. Istanbul and the Arabs 13. The "Great Arab Revolt" 14. Hussein's Imperial Bid 15. Dividing the Bear's Skin Part Three: Unite and Rule 16. The Balfour Declaration 17. The Undoing of the Sykes-Picot Agreement 18. Losing Syria 19. A K ngdom for Faisal 20. And One for Abdullah 21. From Empire to Nation Epilogue Abbreviations Notes Index
Responsibility: Efraim Karsh and Inari Karsh.

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A readable, scholarly re-examination of a long and complicated Middle Eastern history...The Karshes provide useful historical backgrounds to the emergence of independent countries in Egypt, Greece, Read more...

 
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