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Title:
The Routledge handbook of the history of the Middle East mandates
Author:
Schayegh, Cyrus, editor, author.
ISBN:
9781317497066

9781138800588
Physical Description:
1 online resource (xxii, 440 pages ; 26 cm)
Series:
The Routledge history handbooks

Routledge history handbooks.
Contents:
Introduction / Cyrus Schayegh and Andrew Arsan -- The mandates and/as decolonization: preliminary thoughts / Cyrus Schayegh -- Part I. The mandate states in the world: international institutions, transnational linkages -- Introduction to Part I / Andrew Arsan -- Globalisation, imperialism, and the perspectives of foreign soldiers in the Middle East during World War I / Leila Fawaz -- Between communal survival and national aspiration: Armenian genocide refugees, the League of Nations and the practices of interwar humanitarianism / Keith David Watenpaugh -- Compassion and connections: feeding Beirut and assembling mandate rule in 1919 / Simon Jackson -- Exporting obligations: evolutionism, normalization, and mandatory anti-alcoholism from Africa to the Middle East (1918-1939) / Philippe Bourmaud -- Education for real life: pragmatist pedagogies and American interwar expansion in Iraq / Sarah Pursley -- The mandate system as a style of reasoning: international jurisdiction and the parcelling of imperial sovereignty in petitions from Palestine / Natasha Wheatley -- Citizens from afar: Palestinian migrants and the new world order, 1920-1930 / Nadim Bawalsa -- French mandate counterinsurgency and the repression of the great Syrian revolt / Michael Provence -- Part II. Mandate states: governance, discourses, interests -- Introduction to Part II / Cyrus Schayegh -- Colonial gender discourse in Iraq: constructing non-citizens / Noga Efrati -- Mapping the cadastre, producing the fellah: technologies and discourses of rule in French mandate Syria and Lebanon / Elizabeth Williams -- Suspect service: prostitution and the public in the mandate Mediterranean / Camila Pastor -- The successful failure of reform: police legitimacy in British Palestine / John L. Knight -- The social origins of mandatory rule in trans-Jordan / Tariq Tell -- Colonial cartography and the making of palestine, lebanon, and syria / Asher Kaufman -- Rashid rida & the 1920 syrian arab constitution: how the french mandate undermined Islamic liberalism / Elizabeth F. Thompson -- The nation as moral community: language and religion in the 1919 King-Crane Commission / Lori Allen -- Part III. Mandate state-society interactions and societal action: politics, culture, economy -- Introduction to Part III / Cyrus Schayegh -- Development and disappointment: Arab approaches to economic modernisation in mandate Palestine / Jacob Norris -- Throwing trans-Jordan into Palestine: electrification and state formation, 1921-1954 / Fredrik Meiton -- Abu Jilda, anti-imperial anti-hero: banditry and popular rebellion in Palestine / Alex Winder -- A massacre without precedent: pedagogical constituencies and communities of knowledge in mandate Lebanon / Nadya Sbaiti -- Hebrew under English rule: the language politics of mandate Palestine / Liora R. Halperin -- Divinely imprinting prints: or, how pictures became influential persons in mandate Lebanon / Kirsten Scheid -- Jews in an imperial pocket: northern Iraqi Jews and the British mandate / Orit Bashkin -- Sanctity across the border: pilgrimage routes and state control in mandate Lebanon and Palestine / Toufoul Abou-Hodeib -- Rebels without borders: southern syria and Palestine, 1919-1936 / Laila Parsons -- Was there a mandates period? Some concluding thoughts / James L. Gelvin.
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural histories of the Middle East in the decades between the end of the First World War and the late 1940s, when Britain and France abandoned their Mandates. It also situates the history of the Mandates in their wider imperial, international and global contexts, incorporating them into broader narratives of the interwar decades. In 27 thematically organised chapters, the volume looks at various aspects of the Mandates such as:

The impact of the First World War and the development of a new state system The impact of the League of Nations and international governance Differing historical perspectives on the impact of the Mandates system Techniques and practices of government The political, social, economic and cultural experiences of the people living in and connected to the Mandates.

This book provides the reader with a guide to both the history of the Middle East Mandates and their complex relation with the broader structures of imperial and international life. It will be a valuable resource for all scholars of this period of Middle Eastern and world history.