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The Great Powers In The Middle East, 1919-1939
The Great Powers In The Middle East, 1919-1939
Edited by Uriel Dann
Holmes & Meier, 1988, 434 pp

The international relations of the interwar period can now be seen more clearly, thanks to the perspective of time and the opening of archives. That is ample reason for a book of this nature, in which historians review some of the questions of that time on the basis of new research. With 28 authors there is no balanced coverage or unifying theme, and the absence of Arab, Turkish or Iranian historians (the book grew out of a conference held in Tel Aviv) should be noted. Even so, the quality of the individual pieces make this a valuable book.