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A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle…



In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that stark line would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. The creation of Britain’s…

A Line In The Sand

Author : James Barr  |  Pub Date : 2011-10-27  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781849839037
ISBN 13 : 1849839034

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a ..



A Line In The Sand

Author : James Barr  |  Pub Date : 2011  |  Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1847374530
ISBN 13 : 9781847374530

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a ..



A Line In The Sand The Anglo French Struggle For The Middle East 1914 1948

Author : James Barr  |  Pub Date : 2012-01-09  |  Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN 10 : 9780393082968
ISBN 13 : 0393082962

“A provocative history . . . helps us to understand why the Arab spring is so important and valuable.”—David Ignatius, National Interest In the twentieth century, while fight..



The New Middle East

Author : Paul Danahar  |  Pub Date : 2013-10-01  |  Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN 10 : 9781620402542
ISBN 13 : 1620402548

BBC bureau chief Paul Danahar sets out the new order in the Middle East following the Arab Spring, and explains what it will mean both for the region and the West. For the past for..



100 Years Of The Middleeast

Author : Adnan Khan  |  Pub Date : 2016-08-13  |  Publisher : www.maktabaislamia.com

ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :

The Middle East today stands at an epoch. The artificial architecture created by the British and French is tearing apart at the seams and no amount of stitching can keep it togethe..



Shadow Wars

Author : Christopher Davidson  |  Pub Date : 2016-10-06  |  Publisher : Oneworld Publications

ISBN 10 : 9781786070029
ISBN 13 : 1786070022

For more than a century successive US and UK governments have sought to thwart nationalist, socialist and pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. Through the Cold War, the ‘W..



Setting The Desert On Fire

Author : James Barr  |  Pub Date : 2011-11-07  |  Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781408827895
ISBN 13 : 1408827891

It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the hol..



The Poisoned Well

Author : Hardy  |  Pub Date : 2018-03-29  |  Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781787380493
ISBN 13 : 1787380491

Almost fifty years after Britain and France left the Middle East, the toxic legacies of their rule continue to fester. To make sense of today’s conflicts and crises, we need to g..



The Great War For Civilisation

Author : Robert Fisk  |  Pub Date : 2007-12-18  |  Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307428714
ISBN 13 : 0307428710

A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over forty years, The Great ..



The Fall Of The Ottomans

Author : Eugene Rogan  |  Pub Date : 2015-03-10  |  Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780465056699
ISBN 13 : 0465056695

In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo..



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