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Allenby

Making the Modern Middle East

C. Brad Faught

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Bloomsbury
23 July 2020
Biography: historical, political & military; History; Middle Eastern history; Boer Wars; Battles & campaigns
Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, as he became later, was the principal British military figure in the Middle East from 1917 to 1919. He fulfilled a similar proconsular role in Egypt from the latter year until 1925. In these two roles Allenby's eight years in the Middle East were of great impact, and in probing his life an especially revealing window can be found through which to observe closely and understand more fully the history that has resulted in the terminal roil afflicting the Middle East and international affairs today.

In this biography Brad Faught explores the events and actions of Allenby's life, examining his thinking on both the British Empire and the post-World War I international order. Faught brings clarity to Allenby's decisive impact on British imperial policy in the making of the modern Middle East, and thereby on the long arc of the region's continuing and controversial place in world affairs.
By:   C. Brad Faught
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   394g
ISBN:   9781350136472
ISBN 10:   1350136476
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   23 July 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

C. Brad Faught is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Global Studies at Tyndale University, Toronto, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. He is the author of, among other books, Into Africa: The Imperial Life of Margery Perham (2012) and Kitchener: Hero and Anti-Hero (2016).

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