First Published in 2005. This book constitutes the continuation and complement of a work, The Chatham House Version and Other Middle-Eastern Studies, published in 1970. Both works are concerned with certain themes prominent in recent middle-eastern history, namely the influence of great-power, and particularly British policies in the region; the character of middle-eastern, and particularly Arab, politics and political thought during the last hundred years or so; and the fate of so-called minorities, and particularly the Jews of the Arab world, caught as they were in the cross-fire of antagonistic ideologies and of international conflicts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Fate of Constitutionalism in the Middle East; Chapter 2 Political Part ies in the Arab World; Chapter 3 The American University of Beirut; Chapter 4 The Alliance Israélite Universelle, 1860–1960; Chapter 5 The Death of Adib Ishaq; Chapter 6 Mr. Memmi on Jewishness and the Jews; Chapter 7 The Politics of Political Literature; Chapter 8 The Impact of the Young Turk Revolution on the Arabic-speaking Provinces of the Ottoman Empire; Chapter 9 Arabs Ancient and Modern; Chapter 10 The Apprentice Sorcerers; Chapter 11 Arabic Political Memoirs; Chapter 12 Anti-Marxism in Egypt; Chapter 13 The Arab-Israeli Conflict; Chapter 14 Sir Hugh Foot’s Memoirs; Chapter 15 Sir Mark Sykes and Palestine 1915–16; Chapter 16 Young Turks, Freemasons and Jews; Chapter 17 The Jews of Baghdad in 1910; Chapter 18 Wavell and Iraq, April–May 1941; Chapter 19 The Sack of Basra and the Farhud in Baghdad;
Elie Kedourie Professor of Politics London School of Economics and Political Science