Cairo 1921: Ten Days That Made the Middle East by C. Brad Faught
The first comprehensive history of the 1921 Cairo Conference which reveals its enduring impact on the modern Middle East
C. Brad Faught demonstrates how the conference, although dominated by the British with limited local participation, was an ambitious, if ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to move the Middle East into the world of modern nationalism. Faught reveals that many officials, including T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell, were driven by the determination for state building in the area to succeed. Their prejudices, combined with their abilities, would profoundly alter the Middle East for decades to come.
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