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Author Karsh, Efraim.

Title Empires of the sand : the struggle for mastery in the Middle East, 1789-1923 / Efraim Karsh and Inari Karsh.

Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.015 KARS    DUE 02-10-19
Physical description x,409 p.,[22]p. of plates : ill., maps,ports. ; 25 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. - ) and index.
Contents 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 -- 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 -- 16. The Balfour Declaration -- 17. The Undoing of the Sykes-Picot Agreement -- 18. Losing Syria -- 19. A Kingdom for Faisal -- 20. And One for Abdullah -- 21. From Empire to Nation.
Summary "Empires of the Sand offers a reinterpretation of the struggle for mastery in the Middle East during the long nineteenth century (1789-1923). This book denies primacy to Western imperialism in the restructuring of the region and attributes equal responsibility to regional powers. 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 this momentous period came from the local actors."--BOOK JACKET. "Empires of the Sand sees a pattern of pragmatic cooperation and conflict between the Middle East and the West during the past two centuries, rather than a "clash of civilizations." Such a vision affords new ways of viewing the Middle East's past as well as its volatile present."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Karsh, Inari.
Subject Middle East -- History -- 19th century.
Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0674251520 (alk. paper)