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The Resource Fezzes in the river : identity politics and European diplomacy in the Middle East on the eve of World War II, Sarah D. Shields

Fezzes in the river : identity politics and European diplomacy in the Middle East on the eve of World War II, Sarah D. Shields

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Fezzes in the river : identity politics and European diplomacy in the Middle East on the eve of World War II
Title
Fezzes in the river
Title remainder
identity politics and European diplomacy in the Middle East on the eve of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Sarah D. Shields
Title variation
Identity politics and European diplomacy in the Middle East on the eve of World War II
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a case study of a province of Alexandretta caught in the mandate system of the League of Nations and great power politics in the interwar period
  • Self-Determination of Peoples, imported into the Middle East on the heels of World War I, held out the promise of democratic governance to the former territories of the Ottoman Empire. At the same time, it brought an urgent need: to define the collective "self" that was being promised a say in its own future. The new states that European Great Powers carved out of the multi lingual and multi religious Ottoman Empire were now expected to adhere to new forms of affiliation, definitions of the collective self that emphasized differences among people that had previously hardly mattered. When Turkey lay claim to the province of Alexandretta just across her border in the territory of France's mandate for Syria, she insisted that the area was "Turkish." The contest for the land pitted the new Republic of Turkey and her irredentist claims against the government of Syria that was engaging in its own efforts to construct a political community that conformed to European notions of nationalism. The League of Nations, called in to broker an agreement between the two contending parties consistent with the spirit of the new democratic impulse, found itself working against the backdrop of the crisis of European democracy in the late 1930s. Although global strategic concerns supplanted democratic ideology as French policy evolved, the new Politics of Identity had already been unleashed in the contest over territory. In the end, the League of Nations introduced a new kind of identity politics into the province that redefined belonging, transformed nationalism, and set in motion the process of dysfunctional democracy still plaguing the Middle East. -- Publisher description
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1955-
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Shields, Sarah D.
Dewey number
940.53/25561
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turks
  • Arabs
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Fezzes in the river : identity politics and European diplomacy in the Middle East on the eve of World War II, Sarah D. Shields
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-296) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction: Saydo's Argument ---- Chapter 1: Fezzes and Hats --- Chapter 2: The League Takes the Case --- Chapter 3: The League Decides --- Chapter 4: Transition to Independence --- Chapter 5: Independence --- Chapter 6: Registrations Begin --- Chapter 7: Martial Law ---- Conclusion
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ocn704435190
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unknown
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1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780199792467
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unknown
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illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)704435190
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Fezzes in the river : identity politics and European diplomacy in the Middle East on the eve of World War II, Sarah D. Shields
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-296) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction: Saydo's Argument ---- Chapter 1: Fezzes and Hats --- Chapter 2: The League Takes the Case --- Chapter 3: The League Decides --- Chapter 4: Transition to Independence --- Chapter 5: Independence --- Chapter 6: Registrations Begin --- Chapter 7: Martial Law ---- Conclusion
Control code
ocn704435190
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199792467
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704435190

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