Empire of Sand: How Britain Made the Middle East

Empire of Sand: How Britain Made the Middle East

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At the end of the First World War the modern Middle East was created by Britain and France, who carved up the old Ottoman possessions with scant regard for the wishes of those who lived there. Frontiers were devised and alien dynasties imposed on the populations as arbitrarily as in mediaeval times. It was destined from the outset to failure. Promises had been made to the Arabs during the War, but were not honoured, and brief hopes for Arab unity were dashed, leading… (more)

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Publisher: Birlinn (September 01, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 414 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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