中東の近代をつくった英米人たち<br>Kingmakers : The Invention of the Modern Middle East

中東の近代をつくった英米人たち
Kingmakers : The Invention of the Modern Middle East

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 507 p./サイズ 30 illus.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780393061994
  • DDC分類 956.04

基本説明

New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2008. This is the story of how the modern Middle East came to be, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. The narrative is character-driven, and the aim is to restore to life the colorful figures who for good or ill gave us the Middle East in which Americans are enmeshed today.

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Kingmakers is the story of how the modern Middle East came to be, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. Some are famous (Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell); others infamous (Harry St. John Philby, father of Kim); some forgotten (Sir Mark Sykes, Israel's godfather, and A. T. Wilson, the territorial creator of Iraq); some controversial (the CIA's Miles Copeland and the Pentagon's Paul Wolfowitz). All helped enthrone rulers in a region whose very name is an Anglo-American invention. As a bonus, we meet the British Empire's power couple, Lord and Lady Lugard (Flora Shaw): she named Nigeria, he ruled it; she used the power of the Times of London to attempt a regime change in the gold-rich Transvaal. The narrative is character-driven, and the aim is to restore to life the colorful figures who for good or ill gave us the Middle East in which Americans are enmeshed today.NER(01): WOW

Table of Contents

Abbreviations                                      9
Map of the Middle East 10
Author's Note 13
PROLOGUE The Ever-Growing Egg 17
ONE The Proconsul 29
Lord Cromer
TWO The Empire's Power Couple: 59
Dame Flora Shaw and Lord Frederick Lugard
THREE "Dr. Weizmann, It's a Boy!" 94
Sir Mark Sykes
FOUR The Acolyte 127
A.T. Wilson
FIVE "Dreadfully Occupied in Making Kings and 157
Governments"
Gertrude Bell
SIX The Frenzy of Renown 193
T.E. Lawrence
SEVEN The Apostate 226
H.S.J.B. Philby
EIGHT "A Splendid Little Army" 259
Glubb Pasha
NINE A Very British Coup 293
General Ironside and the Three Percys (Sirs
Cox, Sykes, and Loraine)
TEN The Quiet American 322
Kermit Roosevelt
ELEVEN The Apprentice Sorcerer 348
Miles Copeland
TWELVE The Man Who Knew Too Much 381
Paul Wolfowitz
EPILOGUE Echoes in a Long Corridor 411
Selective Chronology 425
Acknowledgments 431
Illustration Credits 435
Notes 437
Bibliography 467
Index 485