000 cam a22 i 4500
999 _c210663
008 151203s2016 enkab b 001 0 eng
020 _a9781472590718
082 _a327.410560903
100 _aHarrison, Robert T
245 _aBritain in the Middle East: 1619-1971
260 _aLondon
300 _axiv, 283 p.
_bWith index
520 _aBritain in the Middle East provides a comprehensive survey of British involvement in the Middle East, exploring their mutual construction and influence across the entire historical sweep of their relationship. In the 17th century, Britain was establishing trade links in the Middle East, using its position in India to increasingly exclude other European powers. Over the coming centuries this commercial influence developed into political power and finally formal empire, as the British sought to control their regional hegemony through military force. Robert Harrison charts this relationship, exploring how the Middle East served as the launchpad for British offensive action in the world wars, and how resentment against colonial rule in the region led ultimately to political and Islamic revolutions and Britain's demise as a global, imperial power. https://www.bloomsbury.com/in/britain-in-the-middle-east-9781472590749/
650 _aHistory - Middle East - General
650 _aHistory - Europe - Great Britain
650 _aForeign relations
942 _2ddc