A Revolutionary Year - The Middle East in 1958

A Revolutionary Year - The Middle East in 1958

A Revolutionary Year - The Middle East in 1958, edited by Roger Louis and Roger Owen

Published by I.B. Tauris in 2002, 342 pages. Hardback with Dust jacket (N3839)

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The year 1958 was a dramatic turning point in the history of the Middle East and the Arab World - Lebanon was in turmoil, and Iraq underwent revolution. The West-backed King Faisal of Iraq and Crown Prince Abdallah were deposed and killed by a military coup led by Abd al-Karim Qasim and the new republic was proclaimed on the 14th July.

Led by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Arab world seemed to be splitting from the West and, some claimed, realigning itself with the communist world. This book includes nine essays by some of the most reknown historians of the Middle East, and is a must read for anyone with a serious interest in the recent history of the region. The essays include:

  • Britain and the Crisis of 1958
  • The Emergence of the USA as a Middle Eastern Power 1956-58
  • Oil, politics and US intervention
  • The United Nations confronts the United States in 1958
  • The Arab World and the West
  • The Pan-Arab movement and the influence of Cairo and Moscow
  • The Soviet Union and the Middle East 1956-58
  • Israel's role in the 1958 crisis
  • The Fear of Oil Shortages
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