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In the Anglo-Arab Labyrinth : The McMahon-Husayn Correspondence and its Interpretations 1914-1939 - Elie Kedouri

In the Anglo-Arab Labyrinth

The McMahon-Husayn Correspondence and its Interpretations 1914-1939

Paperback Published: 29th September 2000
ISBN: 9780714681399
Number Of Pages: 350

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The McMahon-Husayn correspondence has been at the heart of Anglo-Arab relations since the end of World War I. Written in obscure and ambiguous terms, it aroused great controversy, particularly over the issue of Palestine. Here, Professor Kedouri examines the correspondence in historical context to determine why its terms were so obscure and what lay in the minds of those who drafted it. The second part is an historiographical enquiry which reviews the widely differing interpretations of the correspondence which were produced in various departments of the Foreign Office from 1916 to 1939, when the correspondence was made public. This examination throws light on civil servants (among them Harold Nicolson and Arnold Toynbee) as historians, on the relation between knowledge and policy, and on the structure of policy making.

The quicksand: Cairo, London and the Sharif of Mecca
Kitchener, Grey and the Arab Question
mysteries of the
The flay in the fly-bottle Husayn interprets
varieties of official historiography I รป the
the correspondence in the peace-settlement - Faysal and Young
varieties of official historiography II - the Colonial Office
the Foreign Office wrestles with the correspondence - Baggallay's hour
Epilogue: knowledge, power and guilt
Appendix: in the Anglo-Arab labyrinth - genesis of a history
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ISBN: 9780714681399
ISBN-10: 0714681393
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 29th September 2000
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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