The 1967 Arab-Israeli war : origins and consequences / edited by Wm. Roger Louis and Avi Shlaim

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Subjects: Israel-Arab War, 1967
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Series: Cambridge Middle East studies 36
Cambridge Middle East studies 36
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xvii, 325 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Additional Authors: Shlaim, Avi
Louis, William Roger, 1936-
Notes: LCCN: 2011021659
ISBN: 9781107002364 (hardback)
ISBN: 1107002362 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780521174794 (paperback)
ISBN: 0521174791 (paperback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "The June 1967 war was a watershed in the history of the modern Middle East. In six days, the Israelis defeated the Arab armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan and seized large portions of territory including the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights. With the hindsight of four decades and access to recently declassified documents, two veteran scholars of the Middle East bring together some of the most knowledgeable experts in their fields to reassess the origins of the war and its regional reverberations. Each chapter takes a different perspective from the vantage point of a different participant, those that actually took part in the war, and also the world powers, the United States, Soviet Union, Britain, and France, that played important roles behind the scenes. Their conclusions make for sober reading. At the heart of the story was the incompetence of the Egyptian high command under the leadership of Nasser and the rivalry between various Arab players who were deeply suspicious of each other, motives. Israel, on the other side, gained a resounding victory for which, despite previous assessments to the contrary, there was no master plan"-- Provided by publisher
Contents: 1. Israel: poor little Samson / Avi Shlaim -- 2. Egypt: dangerous illusions / Laura M. James -- 3. Syria: playing with fire / Davish W. Lesch -- 4. Jordan: walking the tight rope / Avi Shlaim -- 5. The Palestinian National Movement / Wendy Perlman -- 6. The Yemen War and Egypt's war preparedness / Eugene Rogan and Tewfik Aclimandos -- 7. The United States and the 1967 War / Charles D. Smith -- 8. The Soviet Union: the roots of war and a reassessment of historiography / Rami Ginat -- 9. Britain: the ghost of Suez and Resolution 242 / Wm. Roger Louis -- 10. France and the June 1967 War / Jean-Pierre Filiu -- 11. The 1967 War and the demise of Arab nationalism: chronicle of a death foretold / Rashid Khalidi -- 12. The transformation of Arab politics: disentangling myth from reality / Fawaz A. Gerges
OCLC Number: 728892117
ISBN/ISSN: 9781107002364
1107002362
9780521174794
0521174791