Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - History - 240 pages
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While for many years scholars and journalists have focused on the more obvious manifestations of political life in the Middle East, one major theme has been consistently neglected. This is Pan-Syrian nationalism--the dream of creating a Greater Syria out of the regions now governed by Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. Though not nearly as well known as Arab or Palestinian nationalism and hardly studied at all in depth, Pan-Syrianism has had a profound effect on Middle Eastern politics since the end of World War I. In Greater Syria, the noted Middle East cholar Daniel Pipes provides the first comprehensive account of this intriguing, important, and little understood ideology.

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Pipes, director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, sets out the historical background of the creation of the modern state of Syria and of its political institutions, all of which serve as the ... Read full review

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Excellent, well-researched, thoughtful work. Key to understanding Middle Eastern politics.

Contents

A Neglected Topic
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Background and Changes
13
Failed Efforts to Constitute Greater Syria
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Daniel Pipes is at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

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