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Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East - John Keay

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Never has there been a greater need for us to understand the political, economic and religious agendas that, taking root shortly before the First World War, have engulfed the Middle East in relentless conflict. The rights, ambitions and beliefs of the people indigenous to this volatile region have been courted, manipulated, appropriated and denied perhaps more than those of any other on earth – both by their own ruling classes and by Western powers. The ‘tangled web of British commitments’ on the future of the region between the crucial period of 1900 to 1960, whose many threads included the concerns of France, Germany and the United States, interwoven with the manifold interests of the Arabs and Jews, sealed rifts and resentments that have only increased in their resistance to reconciliation. John Keay’s even-handed and approachable book relates this tragic history before closing with an epilogue that culminates at the Gulf War and 9/11. This Folio edition includes a foreword by Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for The Independent, and a wealth of illuminating photographs and maps.

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Author(s):
John Keay
Condition:
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Hardback
Publisher:
Folio Society
Title:
Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East

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Never has there been a greater need for us to understand the political, economic and religious agendas that, taking root shortly before the First World War, have engulfed the Middle East in relentless conflict. The rights, ambitions and beliefs of the people indigenous to this volatile region have been courted, manipulated, appropriated and denied perhaps more than those of any other on earth – both by their own ruling classes and by Western powers. The ‘tangled web of British commitments’ on the future of the region between the crucial period of 1900 to 1960, whose many threads included the concerns of France, Germany and the United States, interwoven with the manifold interests of the Arabs and Jews, sealed rifts and resentments that have only increased in their resistance to reconciliation. John Keay’s even-handed and approachable book relates this tragic history before closing with an epilogue that culminates at the Gulf War and 9/11. This Folio edition includes a foreword by Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for The Independent, and a wealth of illuminating photographs and maps.

Author(s):
John Keay
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Folio Society
Title:
Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East

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