British Policy In Mesopotamia 1903-1914.

Cohen, Stuart A.

Book ID: 9559

ISBN:      0903729172


8vo. [8], 361 pp., cloth in d/w, biblio, appendices, index, previous owner’s name inscribed verso front & lower cover, St. Anthony’s Middle East Monographs No. 5, Ithaca Press, London, first edition, 1976.


‘ British imperial interests in Iraq during and after the World War are well known and have been studied. But what of British policy towards the Mesopotamian provinces of the Ottoman Empire before 1914 ?
In this well documented study Stuart Cohen provides the first coherent account of growing British interests in these provinces, in which the defence of India, commercial considerations, the protection of Shi’a Muslim pilgrims and fear of a German dominated Berlin to Baghdad railway all had a vital role to play. This book is essential reading not only for an understanding of the making of the British policy towards the Arab provinces of the Ottoman empire but also of the last days of Turkish rule in Iraq itself.’ [ Leaf Jacket].

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