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The Resource The man who created the Middle East : a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Christopher Simon Sykes

The man who created the Middle East : a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Christopher Simon Sykes

Label
The man who created the Middle East : a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement
Title
The man who created the Middle East
Title remainder
a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Simon Sykes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the catastrophic British mishandling of the Middle East, told through the career of Sir Mark Sykes - Edwardian aristocrat, traveller, writer, politician and co-author of the infamous 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, a shady deal between Entente powers to carve up the Middle East that lies at the heart of many of region's problems today. At the age of only 36 Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to a reviled and notorious treaty, drawn up in May 1916 between the French and the British, that divided up the collapsing Ottoman Empire in the event of an allied victory in World War One. Written without any Arab involvement, it negated an earlier promise that the British Government had made to the Arabs that they would gain independence. Drawn up in secret, a controversy has raged around it ever since
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sykes, Christopher Simon
Dewey number
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941.082092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sykes, Mark
  • Diplomats
  • Middle East
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Biography
Label
The man who created the Middle East : a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Christopher Simon Sykes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008121938
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780008121938
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The man who created the Middle East : a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Christopher Simon Sykes
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008121938
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780008121938
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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