A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East Author David Fromkin
ISBN-10 0805088091
ISBN-13 9780805088090
Year 2009-07-21
Pages 688
Language English
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
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Published with a new afterword from the authorthe classic bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions ideologies nationalisms and ambitions All of these conflictsincluding the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis and the violent challenges posed by Iraq s competing sectsare rooted in the region s political inheritance the arrangements unities and divisions imposed by the Allies after the First World War In A Peace to End All Peace David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies drew lines on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922 when all seemed possible he delivers in this sweeping and magisterial book the definitive account of this defining time showing how the choices narrowed and the Middle East began along a road that led to the conflicts and confusion that continue to this day A new afterword from Fromkin written for this edition of the book includes his invaluable updated assessment of this region of the world today and on what this history has to teach us

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