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The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

Jeremy Salt


Written for those who want to know more about the Middle East than the mainstream media is willing or able to tell, this book begins by examining a question that has been asked by numerous commentators since September 11, 2001: “Why do they hate us?” It offers the background essential for understanding the Middle East today by chronicling the long and bloody history of Western intervention in Arab lands. The author examines the major events that have shaped the region—ranging from the French in Algeria and the British in Egypt in the nineteenth century, to the Palestinian–Israeli conflict and ... More

Keywords: September 11, French Algeria, British Egypt, Palestinian–Israeli conflict, Iraq war, human cost, U.S. archives, British archives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520255517
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520255517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Salt, author