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The End of the Palestine Mandate

The End of the Palestine Mandate
Wm Roger Louis, Robert Wilson Stookey

Introduction by: Wm Roger Louis

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The termination of the British Mandate in Palestine was a momentous turning point in Middle Eastern history, marked by the failure of the British to bring about a workable political composition between the Arab and Jewish communities, the subsequent referral of the problem to the United Nations and the emergence of the state of Israel, in part through effective diplomacy, but more particularly by force of arms. The underlying problems caused by the Mandate persist to this day, as intractable as ever, with serious consequences both for local security and international relations. This book provides a detailed overview of the dispute's historical origins, setting forth, one by one, the perspectives, motivations and objectives of the principal actors in the termination of the Mandate: Great Britain, as the mandatory power; the United States, as the pivot of the Zionist movement; the Soviet Union, preoccupied with the liquidation of the Western empires; and, the Zionists and the Arabs, both the Palestinians and the sovereign Arab states. Featuring a new Introduction by Wm.Roger Louis, this classic work provides important insights into this crucial episode in the history of the Middle East.

Author Info

Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire and the author of many books including Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire; Suez and Decolonisation; The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951 and Imperialism at Bay, 1941-1945. Robert W. Stookey (1917-1998) was a Research Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin. His books include America and the Arab States: An Uneasy Encounter; Yemen: The Politics of the Yemen Arab Republic and South Yemen: A Marxist Republic in Arabia.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848858503
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2019
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: 3 maps

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