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The End of Empire in the Middle East : Britain's Relinquishment of Power in her Last Three Arab Dependencies - Glen  Balfour-Paul

The End of Empire in the Middle East

Britain's Relinquishment of Power in her Last Three Arab Dependencies

By: Glen Balfour-Paul, Roger Owen (Editor), Edmund Burke (Editor), Michael C. Hudson (Editor), Walid Kazziha (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th May 1994
ISBN: 9780521466363
Number Of Pages: 304

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This book is an original and perceptive study of Britain's withdrawal from her last Arab Dependencies, based on a combination of first hand experience and extensive research. Glen Balfour-Paul opens by outlining Britain's position in the Middle East at the end of the Second World War. He then presents in three separate chapters a detailed account of the forces that culminated in withdrawal from each of the countries. In the final chapters, the author compares and contrasts the three episodes in terms of Britain's evolving attitude to empire, public pressures from within and outside the territories, the tensions that arose between policy makers in London and those executing their decisions, attitudes of British officials to their task and the political and economic aftermath of independence.

Industry Reviews

'[This book] is an erudite and scholarly examination of Britain's relinquishment of direct political control over the Sudan, South West Arabia and the Gulf.' Nader Entessar, Muslim World Book Review '... an important addition to the historical record of Britain's withdrawal from the Middle East.' Ritchie Overdale, History 'Balfour-Paul's elegant style and his eye for apt quotation bring to life a vanished age in which the British still ruled much of the world.' W. M. Roger Louis, The Times Literary Supplement 'Elegantly written and gives a balanced picture which should commend it to experts and amateurs alike.' Peter Tripp, British Journal for Middle Eastern Studies

List of illustrations
Foreword Sir Anthony Parsons
List of abbreviations
The regional consequences of World War II
The Sudan episode
The South West Arabian episode
The Gulf episode
Comparisons, without odium
Epilogues and epitaphs.
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521466363
ISBN-10: 0521466369
Series: Cambridge Middle East Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 9th May 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.42