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Pan-Arabism before Nasser

Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

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Pan-Arabism before Nasser by Michael S. Doran
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This book aims to alter profoundly the accepted version of the history of post-World War II Egyptian foreign policy. To this end, Doran convincingly demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arab front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Reconsidering Cairo's policy decisions during the critical years from 1944 to 1948, he proves that Egyptian national interests were always placed before the united Arab front against Israel. Even while participating in the 1948 war with Israel, Egypt regarded Zionism and the Palestine Question as less important than achieving independence from Britain and thwarting the expansionist aims of Iraq and Jordan. Ultimately, this study is a bold rethinking of twentieth-century Middle Eastern politics and history, with key implications for both the study of the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict and the volatile politics of the Middle East in general.

Author Biography

Michael Doran is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Central Florida.
Release date Australia
September 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
240
Dimensions
151x234x15
ISBN-13
9780195160086
Product ID
2196805

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