A Peace to End All Peace

A Peace to End All Peace
  • Author : David Fromkin
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • File Size : 47,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2010-08-03
  • ISBN : 9781429988520
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Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq's competing sects—are rooted in the region's political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed by the Allies after the First World War. In A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies drew lines on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all seemed possible, he delivers in this sweeping and magisterial book the definitive account of this defining time, showing how the choices narrowed and the Middle East began along a road that led to the conflicts and confusion that continue to this day. A new afterword from Fromkin, written for this edition of the book, includes his invaluable, updated assessment of this region of the world today, and on what this history has to teach us.

A Peace to End All Peace

A Peace to End All Peace
  • Author : David Fromkin
  • Publisher : Quill
  • File Size : 48,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 676
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002693575
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In our time the Middle East has proven a battleground of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and dynasties. All of these conflicts, including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, come down, in a sense, to the extent to which the Middle East will continue to live with its political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed upon the region by the Allies after the First World War. Here, author Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies came to remake the geography and politics of the Middle East, drawing lines on an empty map that eventually became the new countries of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all--even an alliance between Arab nationalism and Zionism--seemed possible, he raises questions about what might have been done differently, and answers questions about why things were done as they were.--From publisher description.

A Peace to End All Peace

A Peace to End All Peace
  • Author : David Fromkin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 49,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 635
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : 0233983937
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling account of how the modern Middle East came into being after World War I, and why it is in upheaval today In our time the Middle East has proven a battleground of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and dynasties. All of these conflicts, including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis that have flared yet again, come down, in a sense, to the extent to which the Middle East will continue to live with its political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed upon the region by the Allies after the First World War. In A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies came to remake the geography and politics of the Middle East, drawing lines on an empty map that eventually became the new countries of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all-even an alliance between Arab nationalism and Zionism-seemed possible he raises questions about what might have been done differently, and answers questions about why things were done as they were. The current battle for a Palestinian homeland has its roots in these events of 85 years ago.

Critical Turning Points in the Middle East

Critical Turning Points in the Middle East
  • Author : N. Al-Rodhan,G. Herd,L. Watanabe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 52,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-04-28
  • ISBN : 9780230306769
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This book takes a novel look at the modern Middle East through the prisms of six cascading negative critical turning points. It identifies the seeds of a potential seventh in the collective dignity deficits generated by poor governance paradigms and exacerbated by geopolitical competition for the region's natural resources.

The Hidden History of the Balfour Declaration

The Hidden History of the Balfour Declaration
  • Author : Sahar Huneidi
  • Publisher : OR Books
  • File Size : 49,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2019-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781682191460
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Contained on a single page, the Balfour Declaration was sent by Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary, to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, in November 1917. It read, in part, “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” This brief missive was to be critical in determining the history of the Middle East, from the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 to the present day. And yet, despite its importance, the true origins of the Declaration remain obscure. The Declaration, Sahar Huneidi observes, was a work of carefully crafted ambiguity. It was this deliberate openness that allowed the British government, years later, to reshape its meaning, and even the history of its drafting, to support specific foreign policy ends. This process, Huneidi argues, was facilitated by a subsequent document: a little-known, handwritten memo by the Under-Secretary of the Colonial Office, William Ormsby-Gore, recounting from memory discussions surrounding the Declaration’s drafting. Employing careful detective work and a rich knowledge of the subject matter, Huneidi reveals how, faced with a paucity of official records, Ormsby-Gore’s account became the basis for a decision on Palestine that had devastating consequences for the stability of the region. This concise, eloquent book provides a vivid case study of the rewriting and repurposing of history, and compellingly recontextualizes the ongoing struggles of Israel–Palestine. Sahar Huneidi has a BA in Political Science from the American University of Beirut, and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, where her thesis formed the basis of her subsequent published work on Herbert Samuel. She has contributed numerous articles to academic journals and has edited studies on Israel/Palestine. She has also received diploma certificates in art history from Christie’s Education. She is the director of East & West Publishing and lives mainly in London.

Terre promise, trop promise

Terre promise, trop promise
  • Author : Nathan Weinstock
  • Publisher : Odile Jacob
  • File Size : 42,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 516
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9782738187383
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Le conflit entre Israéliens et Palestiniens n'a toujours pas trouvé d'issue. Quelles en sont les causes profondes ? Pour nous aider à comprendre les passions du présent, ce livre explore les cheminements et les déchirements de l'histoire.Loin des clichés réducteurs, Nathan Weinstock retrace la dynamique conflictuelle qui a façonné, puis opposé deux nationalismes issus d'une même terre. S'appuyant sur des sources rarement exploitées, dont les travaux de chercheurs palestiniens, il renouvelle la lecture de cette histoire sur de nombreux points : le parallélisme entre le sionisme et le mouvement Back to Africa ; les conditions de ventes de terres aux Juifs à la fin du XIXe siècle ; l'engagement du Mufti de Jérusalem... et de Ben Gourion aux côtés de l'oppresseur ottoman en 1914 ; les luttes ouvrières menées de front par les ouvriers juifs et palestiniens après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, etc.Une somme qui devrait s'imposer comme l'un des ouvrages de référence sur la question. En parallèle à sa carrière juridique, Nathan Weinstock est un spécialiste reconnu du mouvement ouvrier juif et un traducteur réputé du yiddish. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur les relations judéo-arabes qui ont fait date. Préface Chapitre 1. La Palestine ottomane au XIXe siècle Chapitre 2. La communauté juive de Palestine Chapitre 3. Le Juif comme dhimmi Chapitre 4. Naissance du mouvement sioniste Chapitre 5. La première alyah : premières réalisations, premières frictions (1882-1903) Chapitre 6. La deuxième alyah : deux nations en miroir (1904-1914) La mutation Chapitre 1. De la Première Guerre mondiale à la Déclaration Balfour (1914-1917) Chapitre 2. La Palestine sous administration militaire (1917-1920) Chapitre 3. Première phase de l'affrontement judéo-arabe : agressions, pogroms, massacres (1920-1921) Chapitre 4. La Palestine sous administration civile de 1920 à 1929 Chapitre 5. 1929-1935 : des pogroms de 1929 à la préparation de l'insurrection Chapitre 6. De la révolte arabe de 1936 au Livre blanc de 1939 La rupture Chapitre 1. La Seconde Guerre mondiale (1939-1945) Chapitre 2. Du soulèvement du Yichouv au plan de partition de l'ONU Chapitre 3. De la guerre civile à l'invasion panarabe programmée (novembre 1947-mai 1948) Chapitre 4. La Naqba La déchirure Notes Ouvrages cités Glossaire Repères chronologiquesRemerciements.

Europe's Last Summer

Europe's Last Summer
  • Author : David Fromkin
  • Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf
  • File Size : 55,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : UOM:39015058114805
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Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice

Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice
  • Author : William C. Martel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 54,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 549
  • Relase : 2015-01-12
  • ISBN : 9781107082069
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This book explores fundamental questions about grand strategy, as it has evolved across generations and countries. It provides an overview of the ancient era of grand strategy and a detailed discussion of its philosophical, military, and economic foundations in the modern era. The author investigates these aspects through the lenses of four approaches - those of historians, social scientists, practitioners, and military strategists. The main goal is to provide contemporary policy makers and scholars with a historic and analytic framework in which to evaluate and conduct grand strategy. By providing greater analytical clarity about grand strategy and describing its nature and its utility for the state, this book presents a comprehensive theory on the practice of grand strategy in order to articulate the United States' past, present, and future purpose and position on the world stage.

The Making of Eretz Israel in the Modern Era

The Making of Eretz Israel in the Modern Era
  • Author : Yehoshua Ben-Arieh
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • File Size : 41,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 948
  • Relase : 2020-03-09
  • ISBN : 9783110626544
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Napoleon’s invasion of the Middle East marks the beginning of the modern era in the region. This book traces the developments that led to the making of a new and separate geographical-political entity in the Middle East known as Eretz Israel and the establishment of the State of Israel within its bounds. Thus, its time frame runs from Napoleon’s invasion of Eretz Israel / Palestine in 1799 to the establishment of Israel in 1948–1949. Eretz Israel as the formal name of a separate entity in the modern era first appeared in the early translations into Hebrew of the Balfour Declaration, while in the original document the country was referred to as “Palestine.” During the period of Ottoman rule the territory that would in time be called Eretz Israel / Palestine was not a separate political unit. Among Jews, use of “Eretz Israel” increased only after the beginning of Zionist aliyot. Had the Zionist movement not arisen, it is doubtful whether the development to which this study is devoted would have occurred. The motivating force behind that process is without doubt the Zionist element. That is why Jews are the major protagonists in this book.

The Way of the World

The Way of the World
  • Author : David Fromkin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • File Size : 51,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2000-01-25
  • ISBN : WISC:89074991647
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From the Big Bang to the 21st Century, Fromkin takes readers on a panoramic tour of world history.

The Hundred-Year Walk

The Hundred-Year Walk
  • Author : Dawn Anahid MacKeen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • File Size : 44,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2016-01-12
  • ISBN : 9780544582927
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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A Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist and New York Post Must-Read. “An emotionally poignant work” of survival during the Armenian genocide (Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance). Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard from her mother how her grandfather Stepan miraculously escaped from the Turks during the Armenian genocide of 1915, when more than one million people—half the Armenian population—were killed. In The Hundred-Year Walk, MacKeen alternates between Stepan’s courageous account, drawn from his long-lost journals, and her own story as she attempts to retrace his steps, setting out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. Dawn uses his journals to guide her to the places he was imperiled and imprisoned and the desert he crossed with only half a bottle of water. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and even time itself. “This book reminds us that the way we treat strangers can ripple out in ways we will never know . . . MacKeen’s excavation of the past reveals both uncomfortable and uplifting lessons about our present.”—Ari Shapiro, NPR “I am in awe of what Dawn MacKeen has done here . . . Her sentences sing. Her research shines. Her readers will be rapt—and a lot smarter by the end.”—Meghan Daum, author of The Problem with Everything “Harrowing.”—Us Weekly “This previously untold story of survival and personal fortitude is on par with Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.”—Library Journal (starred review)

Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand
  • Author : Walter Reid
  • Publisher : Birlinn
  • File Size : 54,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 588
  • Relase : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780857900807
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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At the end of the First World War Britain and to a much lesser extent France created the modern Middle East. The possessions of the former Ottoman Empire were carved up 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 medieval times. From the outset the project was destined to failure. Conflicting and ambiguous promises had been made to the Arabs during the war but were not honoured. Brief hopes for Arab unity were dashed, and a harsh belief in western perfidy persists to the present day. Britain was quick to see the riches promised by the black pools of oil that lay on the ground around Baghdad. When France too grasped their importance, bitter differences opened up and the area became the focus of a return to traditional enmity. The war-time allies came close to blows and then drifted apart, leaving a vacuum of which Hitler took advantage. Working from both primary and secondary sources, Walter Reid explores Britain's role in the creation of the modern Middle East and the rise of Zionism from the early years of the twentieth century to 1948, when Britain handed over Palestine to UN control. From the decisions that Britain made has flowed much of the instability of the region and of the world-wide tensions that threaten the twenty-first century. How far was Britain to blame?

Gambling on War

Gambling on War
  • Author : Roger L. Ransom
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 46,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 349
  • Relase : 2018-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781108485029
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Discusses the irrational, risk-taking decisions of overconfident leaders which led to a seminal turning point in world history that shaped the twentieth century.

Churchill and the Islamic World

Churchill and the Islamic World
  • Author : Warren Dockter
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • File Size : 48,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2015-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781786739858
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Winston Churchill began his career as a junior officer and war correspondent in the North West borderlands of British India, and this experience was the beginning of his long relationship with the Islamic world. Overturning the widely-accepted consensus that Churchill was indifferent to, and even contemptuous of, matters concerning the Middle East, this book unravels Churchill's nuanced understanding of the edges of the British Empire. Warren Dockter analyses the future Prime Minister's experiences of the East, including his work as Colonial Under-Secretary in the early 1900s, his relations with the Ottomans and conduct during the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-16, his arguments with David Lloyd- George over Turkey, and his pragmatic support of Syria and Saudi Arabia during World War II.Challenging the popular depiction of Churchill as an ignorant imperialist when it came to the Middle East, Dockter suggests that his policy making was often more informed and relatively progressive when compared to the Orientalist prejudices of many of his contemporaries.

The Internationalists

The Internationalists
  • Author : Oona A. Hathaway,Scott J. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 41,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2017-09-12
  • ISBN : 9781501109881
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“An original book…about individuals who used ideas to change the world” (The New Yorker)—the fascinating exploration into the creation and history of the Paris Peace Pact, an often overlooked but transformative treaty that laid the foundation for the international system we live under today. In 1928, the leaders of the world assembled in Paris to outlaw war. Within the year, the treaty signed that day, known as the Peace Pact, had been ratified by nearly every state in the world. War, for the first time in history, had become illegal. But within a decade of its signing, each state that had gathered in Paris to renounce war was at war. And in the century that followed, the Peace Pact was dismissed as an act of folly and an unmistakable failure. This book argues that the Peace Pact ushered in a sustained march toward peace that lasts to this day. A “thought-provoking and comprehensively researched book” (The Wall Street Journal), The Internationalists tells the story of the Peace Pact through a fascinating and diverse array of lawyers, politicians, and intellectuals. It reveals the centuries-long struggle of ideas over the role of war in a just world order. It details the brutal world of conflict the Peace Pact helped extinguish, and the subsequent era where tariffs and sanctions take the place of tanks and gunships. The Internationalists is “indispensable” (The Washington Post). Accessible and gripping, this book will change the way we view the history of the twentieth century—and how we must work together to protect the global order the internationalists fought to make possible. “A fascinating and challenging book, which raises gravely important issues for the present…Given the state of the world, The Internationalists has come along at the right moment” (The Financial Times).

The Independence of Nations

The Independence of Nations
  • Author : David Fromkin
  • Publisher : New York : Praeger Publishers
  • File Size : 46,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 202
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : UOM:39015001677015
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Introduction to the Study of International Law

Introduction to the Study of International Law
  • Author : Theodore Dwight Woolsey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 42,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 566
  • Relase : 1878
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044109627216
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The Statutes at Large from the Magna Charta, to the End of the Eleventh Parliament of Great Britain, Anno 1761 [continued to 1806]. By Danby Pickering

The Statutes at Large from the Magna Charta, to the End of the Eleventh Parliament of Great Britain, Anno 1761 [continued to 1806]. By Danby Pickering
  • Author : Great Britain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 41,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 898
  • Relase : 1868
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112106242891
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Security Council Resolution 242 at Twenty Five

Security Council Resolution 242 at Twenty Five
  • Author : Ruth Lapidoth
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 52,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 36
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032940515
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Peace Courier

Peace Courier
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 49,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 96
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : IND:30000123298188
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