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The Resource A land of aching hearts : the Middle East in the Great War, Leila Tarazi Fawaz

A land of aching hearts : the Middle East in the Great War, Leila Tarazi Fawaz

Label
A land of aching hearts : the Middle East in the Great War
Title
A land of aching hearts
Title remainder
the Middle East in the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Great War of 1914-1918 reshaped the political geography of the Middle East, destroying a centuries-old, multinational empire, while creating the nation-states of today's Middle East. The political aftermath of the war has proven as heavily contested as the military battles that shaped the conflict. After a century of change, however, the social experience of the region's inhabitants during those four trying years has faded into the background. This book illuminates the challenges of the civilians who endured and the soldiers who fought through four calamitous years. It is a story of resilience in the midst of hardship, courage in the face of death, and triumph in the cauldron of battle. In this telling, the First World War is not just a global event, but a personal story running across regions and along fronts. From soldiers encountering new worlds on distant battlefields to civilians staving off hunger at home and refugees escaping persecution abroad, the war profoundly upended the social identities and historical memories of the region. For these reasons, and due to the political settlement that followed, World War I stands as the defining moment that shaped the direction of the Middle East for the next 100 years. This social history testifies to the resourcefulness of the people of the region, in particular those of Greater Syria, investigates their experiences, and serves as a foundation for understanding the Great War's enduring legacy"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.3/56
Index
index present
LC call number
D524.7.M53
LC item number
F39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
A land of aching hearts : the Middle East in the Great War, Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on transliteration -- Note on exchange rates -- Introduction: Everyday heroes -- A changing Middle East -- The empire at war -- Living the great war -- Entrepreneurs and profiteers -- The soldiering experience -- South Asians in the war -- Cooperation and disaffection -- Epilogue: War memory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780674735491
Lccn
2014012879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 950906
  • (OCoLC)875999970
  • (OCoLC)ocn875999970
  • 973063
  • 973063
Label
A land of aching hearts : the Middle East in the Great War, Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on transliteration -- Note on exchange rates -- Introduction: Everyday heroes -- A changing Middle East -- The empire at war -- Living the great war -- Entrepreneurs and profiteers -- The soldiering experience -- South Asians in the war -- Cooperation and disaffection -- Epilogue: War memory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780674735491
Lccn
2014012879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 950906
  • (OCoLC)875999970
  • (OCoLC)ocn875999970
  • 973063
  • 973063

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