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The Foreign Office Handbooks: The Middle East

The Foreign Office Handbooks: The Middle East
Sir George Prothero

Introduction by: William Roger Louis

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Put together under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office the aim of these handbooks was to provide British delegates to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 with detailed information on the geographical, economic, historical and political aspects of the countries concerned. The volumes offer a wealth of detailed information provided by the Intelligence Divisions of the Admiralty, the Military and the Foreign Office, and are both authoritative and remarkably accessible. The handbooks that make up this 3-volume set cover the countries and issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa, including Turkey, Syria, Persia and the Persian Gulf, Palestine, Mesopotamia and Armenia. The set is introduced by one of the world's foremost historians of the Middle East, William Roger Louis.

Table of Contents

  • Contents VOLUME 1: Mohammedan history - Turkey in Asia - Anatolia - Syria & Palestine - Persia - Persian Gulf VOLUME 2: Arabia - Armenia and Kurdistan - Mesopotamia - Turkish Islands - Cyprus - French in Levant VOLUME 3: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan - French Morocco - Spanish Morocco - Spanish Sahara - Italian Libya - British Somaliland - Italian Somaliland

Author Info

William Roger Louis holds the Kerr Chair in English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. He is past President of the American Historical Association, the present Director of the AHA's National History Center, and the former Chairman of the Historical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire, and his books include Ends of British Imperialism: the Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization; The British Empire in the Middle East; The End of the Palestine Mandate; and The Iraqi Revolution. Sir George Prothero was President of the Royal Historical Society (1901-5). At the outbreak of World War I, he worked as Historical Advisor to the Foreign Office and attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 in that capacity. He was the first Professor of Modern History at Edinburgh University and was editor of the Quarterly Review. He was knighted in 1920.

Bibliographic Info

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

ISBN: 9781788310581
Publication Date: 30 Dec 2018
Number of Pages: 1656

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