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The Resource Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Ronald Florence

Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Ronald Florence

Label
Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Title
Lawrence and Aaronsohn
Title remainder
T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Florence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How a second lieutenant from Oxfordshire and a Jewish agronomist from Palestine mapped the land and conflicts of the modern Middle East. Historian Florence provides new perspectives on the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In the turmoil of World War I, while the Great Powers secretly plotted the future of the Middle East, Lawrence of Arabia and Aaron Aaronsohn audaciously imagined new nations--Arab and Jewish--rising from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. The iconic T. E. Lawrence used his assignment of coordinating Arab support for British war strategies to advance the dreams of an Arab state, while now unsung Aaronsohn gave up a distinguished career in science and, with his sister Sarah, established a secret spy network in wartime Palestine, providing intelligence that enabled the British victory over the Turks. Their arguments in wartime Cairo and at the Peace Conference in Paris presaged the political battles of the Middle East today.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.4/15
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS125.5
LC item number
.F56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Ronald Florence
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-493) and index
Contents
The road to the Savoy Hotel -- Romania, Romania -- Bastard -- Fame -- The archaeologist -- War -- Cairo -- Sarah -- The Arab bureau -- Aaron alone -- At the Savoy Hotel -- Aqaba -- Allenby -- Athlit -- Deraa -- Sarah alone -- The desert meeting -- Damascus -- Mapmakers -- Endings -- Legacies
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
513 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670063512
Lccn
2006034931
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocm73994129
  • (OCoLC)73994129
Label
Lawrence and Aaronsohn : T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the seeds of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Ronald Florence
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-493) and index
Contents
The road to the Savoy Hotel -- Romania, Romania -- Bastard -- Fame -- The archaeologist -- War -- Cairo -- Sarah -- The Arab bureau -- Aaron alone -- At the Savoy Hotel -- Aqaba -- Allenby -- Athlit -- Deraa -- Sarah alone -- The desert meeting -- Damascus -- Mapmakers -- Endings -- Legacies
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
513 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670063512
Lccn
2006034931
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocm73994129
  • (OCoLC)73994129

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