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Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958

D. K. Fieldhouse


The term ‘Fertile Crescent’ is commonly used to refer to the group of territories extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates. In this book, it is assumed to consist of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Palestine. Much has been written on the history of these countries, which originated from the Ottoman Empire after 1918 and became Mandates under the League of Nations. This book provides a comparative overview of how Britain and France came to rule these five portions of the Ottoman empire during 1914-1958 and how they dealt with them. It examines contrasting imperial techniques for contr ... More

Keywords: imperialism, Britain, France, Fertile Crescent, Ottoman empire, mandate system, Palestine, conflict, Middle East, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199540839
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. K. Fieldhouse, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge
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