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Lawrence of Arabia's War : The Arabs, The British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI (Hardcover)

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Rarely is a book published that revises our understanding of an entire world region and the history that has defined it. This groundbreaking volume makes just such a contribution. Neil Faulkner draws on ten years of field research to offer the first truly multidisciplinary history of the conflicts that raged in Sinai, Arabia, Palestine, and Syria during the First World War. In Lawrence of Arabia’s War, the author rewrites the history of T. E. Lawrence’s legendary military campaigns in the context of the Arab Revolt. He explores the intersections among the declining Ottoman Empire, the Bedouin tribes, nascent Arab nationalism, and Western imperial ambition. The book provides a new analysis of Ottoman resilience in the face of modern industrialized warfare, and it assesses the relative weight of conventional operations in Palestine and irregular warfare in Syria. Faulkner thus reassesses the historic roots of today’s divided, fractious, war-torn Middle East.
Number of Pages: 52820.0
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Neil Faulkner
Language: English
Street Date: May 24, 2016
TCIN: 50647386
UPC: 9780300196832
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5019

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