Nasser At War: Arab Images of the Enemy

Hardcover | November 28, 2006

byLaura James

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Nasser at War analyses a critical turning point for the modern Middle East. From his 1956 Suez triumph to the 1967 defeat, President Nasser of Egypt dominated the Arab revolution. Drawing on new Arabic material, this history casts a fresh light on Nasser's era and legacy of conflict. Its exploration of his changing enemy images, and how his former US ally came to be viewed as an imperialist opponent, provides an essential background to developments in the contemporary Arab world.

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Nasser at War analyses a critical turning point for the modern Middle East. From his 1956 Suez triumph to the 1967 defeat, President Nasser of Egypt dominated the Arab revolution. Drawing on new Arabic material, this history casts a fresh light on Nasser's era and legacy of conflict. Its exploration of his changing enemy images, and ho...

LAURA JAMES is a doctoral student at the University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.71 × 5.63 × 0.74 inPublished:November 28, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230006434

ISBN - 13:9780230006430

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Image, Conflict and Decision * The Coming and the Going: Friends and Enemies of the Egyptian Revolution * Eliminating the Past (By Nationalising the Suez Canal) * When the Bombs Started Falling: Suez and the Arab Hero * Revolution or Something to Raise Our Morale: Intervention in Yemen * A Very Big Forest (Lions and Tigers and Bears) * Different Names for the Same Thing: Imperialism, Zionism and Reaction * You Are Welcome, We Are Ready For War: 1967 * One Continuous Nightmare: The Aftermath of Defeat * No Alternative to Battle: The War of Attrition * Conclusion: Ambiguous Legacy