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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
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fawaz, Leila Tarazi, 1944-
Land of aching hearts
(DLC) 2014012879
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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