These ten studies analyse the steps of the formation dance the British danced in the Middle Eastern international system from the late 18th Century to the outbreak of the Cold War.
Table of Contents
PART I: Shifting Sands, 1 The Wonderland o f the Political Scientist 2 Hegemony, Global Reach and World Power 3 The Vanishing Middle East 4 Rivalry as Formation Dance 5 Bellicism as Boomerang 6 ‘Blue Water’ in the Middle East PART II Long Term Commitments 7 The Decisive Choice 8 The Two-Power Threat 9 Real and Pretended Enemies 10 Drawing the Geopolitical Template
EDWARD INGRAM, Victoria University o f Wellington
Elegantly written, at times witty, at times acerbic, these erudite ten essays by Edward Ingram, editor of The International History Review, both stimulate and challenge
- English Historical Review
" With this splendid book, Ingram consolidates his reputation as the leading historian of the British Empire in the international system."
- The International History Review