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A peace to end all peace

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Éditeur : Avon Books Date & Lieu : 1990, New York
Préface : Pages : 676
Traduction : ISBN : 0-380-71300-4
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 135x205 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Ang. Fro. Pea. Gen. 2802Thème : Général

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A peace to end all peace

A peace to end all peace

David Fromkin

Avon Books

The Middle East, as we know it from today’s headlines, emerged from decisions made by the Allies during and after the First World War. In the pages that follow I set out to tell in one volume the wide-ranging story of how and why—and out of what hopes and fears, loves and hatreds, mistakes and misunderstandings—these decisions were made.

Russian and French official accounts of what they were doing in the Middle East at that time were, not unnaturally, works of propaganda; British official accounts—and even the later memoirs of the officials concerned—were untruthful too. British officials who played a major role in the making of these decisions provided a version of events that was, at best, edited and, at worst, fictitious. They sought to hide their meddling in Moslem religious affairs (pages 96—105) and to pretend that they had entered the Middle East as patrons of Arab independence—a cause in which they did not in fact believe. Moreover, the Arab Revolt that formed the centerpiece of their narrative occurred not so ...


David Fromkin

A peace to end all peace

Avon Books

Avon Books
A peace to end all peace
The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the
Creation of the Modern Middle East
David Fromkin

Avon Books
New York

Avon Books
A division of
The Hearst Corporation
105 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016

Copyright © 1989 by David Fromkin
Cover photograph courtesy of University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Published by arrangement with Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number. 88-34727
ISBN: 0-380-71300-4

All rights reserved, which includes the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever except as provided by the U.S. Copyright Law. For information address Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 115 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.

The Henry Holt and Company edition contains the following Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data:

Fromkin, David.
A peace to end all peace.

Bibliography: p.
Includes index.
1. Great Britain—Foreign relations—Middle East.
2. Middle East—Foreign relations—Great Britain.
3. Middle East—Politics and government—1914-1945.
I. Title.
DS63.2.G7F76 1989 / 327.41056 / 88-34727

First Avon Books Trade Printing: December 1990

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“After ‘the war to end war’ they seem
to have been pretty successful in Paris
at making a ‘Peace to end Peace.”’

Archibald Wavell (later Field Marshal Earl Wavell),
an officer who served under Allenby in the
Palestine campaign, commenting on the
treaties bringing the First World War to an end

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