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The Middle East in 1958

Reimagining a Revolutionary Year

Jeffrey G. Karam (Redaktør)

The Middle East in 1958

The revolutionary year of 1958 epitomizes the height of the social uprisings, military coups, and civil wars that erupted across the Middle East and North Africa in the mid-twentieth century. Les mer
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The Middle East in 1958

The revolutionary year of 1958 epitomizes the height of the social uprisings, military coups, and civil wars that erupted across the Middle East and North Africa in the mid-twentieth century. Amidst waning Anglo-French influence, growing US-USSR rivalry, and competition and alignments between Arab and non-Arab regimes and domestic struggles, this year was a turning point in the modern history of the Middle East.

This multi and interdisciplinary book explores this pivotal year in its global, regional and local contexts and from a wide range of linguistic, geographic, academic specialties. The contributors draw on declassified and multilingual archives, reports, memoirs, and newspapers in thirteen country-specific chapters, shedding new light on topics such as the extent of Anglo-American competition after the Suez War, Turkey's efforts to stand as a key pillar in the regional Cold War, the internationalization of the Algerian War of Independence, and Iran and Saudi Arabia's abilities to weather the revolutionary storm that swept across the region. The book includes a foreword from Salim Yaqub which highlights the importance of Jeffrey G. Karam's collection to the scholarship on this vital moment in the political history of the modern middle east.

Foreword: Salim Yaqub, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chapter 1: Reimagining 1958 Through the Lenses of Multilingual Sources and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Jeffrey G. Karam, Lebanese American University

Part 1 - The Regional and International Context of 1958: Declining and Rising Powers in the Middle East
Chapter 2: The Point of Departure: The Impact of the Revolutionary Year of 1958 on British Policy, Robert McNamara, Ulster University
Chapter 3: France and the Middle East in 1958: Continuity and Change Through Crisis, Sofia Papastamkou, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), University of Lille.
Chapter 4: Cautious Revisionism and the Limits of Hegemony in 1958: A Revolutionary Year for the United States in the Middle East, Jeffrey G. Karam, Lebanese American University
Chapter 5: The 'Partisans of Peace' Between Baku and Moscow: The Soviet Experience of 1958, Elizabeth Bishop, Texas State University-San Marcos

Part 2 - Rivalry and Alliances between Arab and Non-Arab States: Regionalizing Dynamics of the Cold War
Chapter 6: Saudi Arabia in the Crucible of 1958, Nathan Citino, Rice University
Chapter 7: Egypt's Revolutionary Year: Regime Consolidation at Home, Pragmatism Abroad, and Neutralism in the Cold War, Dina Rezk, University of Reading
Chapter 8: The Outsider Inside: Turkey and the Domino Effect of Arab Nationalism in 1958, Murat Kasapsaracoglu, Antalya Bilim University
Chapter 9: Creating the 'Island of Stability': Iran, the Cold War, and American Cultural Diplomacy at the End of the 1950s. John Ghazvinian, University of Pennsylvania

Part 3 - Connecting the Local to the Global: Revolutions, Wars, and Coups in the Middle East
Chapter 10: How about 1958 in Algeria? A Transnational Event in the Context of the War of Independence, Sylvie Thenault, French National Centre for Scientific Research, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
Chapter 11: The Iraqi Revolution of 1958: Its Historic Significance and Relevance for the Present, Juan Romero, Western Kentucky University
Chapter 12: No Turning Back: Syria and the 1958 Watershed, Fadi Esber, London School of Economics and Political Science
Chapter 13: The Crisis of 1958 in Lebanon: Political Rivalries, Caroline Attie, Dar al Hekma University
Chapter 14: Evolution and Revolution: Jordan in 1958, Clea Hupp, Syracuse University
Chapter 15: Reflections and Conclusions from the Revolutionary Year of 1958, Jeffrey G. Karam, Lebanese American University

This is the first book to explore this pivotal year in the modern history of the Middle East in its global, regional, and local contexts and from a wid

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