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The Resource The Great War and the Middle East : a strategic study, Rob Johnson

The Great War and the Middle East : a strategic study, Rob Johnson

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The Great War and the Middle East : a strategic study
Title
The Great War and the Middle East
Title remainder
a strategic study
Statement of responsibility
Rob Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The First World War in the Middle East swept away five hundred years of Ottoman domination. It ushered in new ideologies and radicalized old ones--from Arab nationalism and revolutionary socialism to impassioned forms of atavistic Islamism. It created heroic icons, like the enigmatic Lawrence of Arabia or the modernizing Ataturk, and destroyed others. And it completely re-drew the map of the region, forging a host of new nation states, including Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia - all of them (with the exception of Turkey) under the 'protection' of the victor powers, Britain and France. For many, the self-serving intervention of these powers in the region between 1914 and 1919 is the major reason for the conflicts that have raged there on and off ever since. Yet many of the most commonly accepted assertions about the First World War in the Middle East are more often stated than they are truly tested. Robert Johnson, military historian and former soldier, now seeks to put this right by examining in detail the strategic and operational course of the war in the Middle East. Johnson argues that, far from being a sideshow to the war in Europe, the Middle Eastern conflict was in fact the center of gravity in a war for imperial domination and prestige. Moreover, contrary to another persistent myth of the First World War in the Middle East, local leaders and their forces were not simply the puppets of the Great Powers in any straightforward sense. The way in which these local forces embraced, resisted, succumbed to, disrupted, or on occasion overturned the plans of the imperialist powers for their own interests in fact played an important role in shaping the immediate aftermath of the conflict--and in laying the foundations for the troubled Middle East that we know today"--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
The Great War and the Middle East : a strategic study, Rob Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ends and ways: the making of imperial strategy, 1907-14 -- Ways and means: armed forces and decision-making, 1914 -- The strategic defence of Suez and the failure of pan-Islamism, 1914-15 -- Eastern strategy: the Dardanelles and Gallipoli, 1915 -- Strategy of forward defence: Sinai and Palestine, 1915-16 -- The lure of quick victory: the Mesopotamia campaign, 1914-16 -- The decisive battle: the Caucasus and Sarıkamış, 1915-16 -- The Arab Revolt in the Hejaz and Palestine, 1916-17 -- Methodical strategy: Mesopotamia, 1917-18 -- The defeat of the Ottoman Empire, 1918 -- The strategy of negotiation: peacemaking, 1919-23 -- Making strategy in war and peace
Control code
ocn961407713
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 354 pages,
Isbn
9780199683284
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016934366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961407713
Label
The Great War and the Middle East : a strategic study, Rob Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ends and ways: the making of imperial strategy, 1907-14 -- Ways and means: armed forces and decision-making, 1914 -- The strategic defence of Suez and the failure of pan-Islamism, 1914-15 -- Eastern strategy: the Dardanelles and Gallipoli, 1915 -- Strategy of forward defence: Sinai and Palestine, 1915-16 -- The lure of quick victory: the Mesopotamia campaign, 1914-16 -- The decisive battle: the Caucasus and Sarıkamış, 1915-16 -- The Arab Revolt in the Hejaz and Palestine, 1916-17 -- Methodical strategy: Mesopotamia, 1917-18 -- The defeat of the Ottoman Empire, 1918 -- The strategy of negotiation: peacemaking, 1919-23 -- Making strategy in war and peace
Control code
ocn961407713
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 354 pages,
Isbn
9780199683284
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016934366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961407713

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