A Peace to End All Peace

A Peace to End All Peace

The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Book - 2001
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The critically acclaimed "New York Times" bestselling account of how the modern Middle East came into being after World War I, and why it is in upheaval today
In our time the Middle East has proven a battleground of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and dynasties. All of these conflicts, including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis that have flared yet again, come down, in a sense, to the extent to which the Middle East will continue to live with its political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed upon the region by the Allies after the First World War.
In "A Peace to End All Peace," David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies came to remake the geography and politics of the Middle East, drawing lines on an empty map that eventually became the new countries of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all-even an alliance between Arab nationalism and Zionism-seemed possible he raises questions about what might have been done differently, and answers questions about why things were done as they were. The current battle for a Palestinian homeland has its roots in these events of 85 years ago.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2001
Edition: 1st Owl Books ed
ISBN: 9780805068849
Branch Call Number: DS63.2.G7 F76 2001
Characteristics: 635 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm


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Apr 22, 2020

ft recommend - history of middle east

Dec 24, 2019

Recommended by Lynne Brown who was on Georgia/Armenia hiking trip October 2019. Lynne sent the recommendation in a card just before the holidays 2019.


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