Coverart for item
The Resource Worldmaking in the long Great War : how local and colonial struggles shaped the modern Middle East, Jonathan Wyrtzen

Worldmaking in the long Great War : how local and colonial struggles shaped the modern Middle East, Jonathan Wyrtzen

Label
Worldmaking in the long Great War : how local and colonial struggles shaped the modern Middle East
Title
Worldmaking in the long Great War
Title remainder
how local and colonial struggles shaped the modern Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Wyrtzen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the postwar political order in the Middle East and North Africa come to be defined? While it is commonly argued that this order came about due to British and French forces imposing a series of artificial boundaries they negotiated in wartime and postwar agreements, Wyrtzen adds that it was also a result of complex and violent struggles among various colonial and local forces reimagining what the political space in the post-Ottoman, post-WWI MENA region should look like. Reimagining the Middle East provides a history of revolts that occurred in the 1920s across North Africa and the Middle East in the aftermath of the postwar "peace settlement" brokered in Paris. Wyrtzen's scope includes major political and military mobilizations to create or defend a local defined political order using examples from the Rif Republic in Morocco, the Sanusi State in the northern part of Libya, the Syrian Revolt, the Kurdish Revolts in the Zagros Mountains, to the state forming movements in the Arabian Peninsula. The reality was that the boundaries and distribution of control the treaties outlined by the British and the French bore little resemblance to realities on the ground. This gap only grew over subsequent years as various groups forced dramatic renegotiations. Some units that emerged like the Turkish Republic and the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia were successful in the long-term. Others like the Kingdom of the Hejaz, the Rif Republic, the Kingdom of Kurdistan, the Ararat Republic, or the Sanusi state were not. But, these political entities that eventually failed also profoundly influenced how the postwar map was defined. This book provides a fresh alternative look at the creation of the twentieth-century world order and is a notable contribution to the fields of Middle East history and international affairs"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wyrtzen, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Geopolitics
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
Worldmaking in the long Great War : how local and colonial struggles shaped the modern Middle East, Jonathan Wyrtzen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geostrategic questions, colonial scrambles, and the road to the Great War -- The many fronts of the Ottomans' Great War (1914-1918) -- The Middle East's so-called Wilsonian moment (1918-1920) -- Emerging polities in the early 1920s -- Kurdish uprisings, the Rif War, and the great Syrian revolt (1924-1927) -- Endgame struggles in Kurdistan, Cyrenaica, and Arabia (1927-1934)
Control code
on1285871218
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 314 pages
Isbn
9780231186292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1285871218
Label
Worldmaking in the long Great War : how local and colonial struggles shaped the modern Middle East, Jonathan Wyrtzen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geostrategic questions, colonial scrambles, and the road to the Great War -- The many fronts of the Ottomans' Great War (1914-1918) -- The Middle East's so-called Wilsonian moment (1918-1920) -- Emerging polities in the early 1920s -- Kurdish uprisings, the Rif War, and the great Syrian revolt (1924-1927) -- Endgame struggles in Kurdistan, Cyrenaica, and Arabia (1927-1934)
Control code
on1285871218
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 314 pages
Isbn
9780231186292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1285871218

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055