The Contemporary Middle East: A Documentary History By John Felton
2007 | 132 Pages | ISBN: 0872894886 | PDF | 7,7 MB
Grade 10 Up—Whether they were originally public (the "League of Nations Mandate for Palestine") or secret (the "Protocol of Sévres," in which Britain, France, and Israel plotted to seize the Suez Canal from Egyptian control), these diplomatic and political documents made history, and some are still operative. The documents (and a 46-page chronology, unfortunately unindexed) cover the period from 1914 to 2007; most are unabridged. After a "foundations" chapter, almost half the book focuses on Israel's relationship with Palestinians and other Arabs; separate chapters consider Lebanon and Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Turkey. (The index shows many, but not all, references to Jordan, too; however, not all references to Kurds or other topics are all indexed.) There are few in-text cross-references.