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Published: 13 July 2017

590 Pages | numerous black and white images and maps


ISBN: 9780198743491

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The Guardians

The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

Susan Pedersen

  • Winner of the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
  • The first comprehensive study for more than fifty years of the role played by the League of Nations in imperial politics and the end of empire
  • Shows how imperial issues were central to the 'European crisis' of the 1930s and how these rivalries contributed to undermining empire
  • Describes the shaping of the modern Middle East - Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine - by international and imperial interests
  • Based on original and innovative research across four continents