Magazine article Geographical

Lawrence of Arabia's War

Magazine article Geographical

Lawrence of Arabia's War

Article excerpt

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA'S WAR

by Neil Faulkner; Yale University Press; 25 [pounds sterling] (hardback)

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

In 1916, Sherif Hussein, ruler of the Hijaz region of western Arabia and guardian of the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, offered the British a military alliance in the war against the Ottoman Empire. 'His condition, however,' explains Neil Faulkner in his account of Lawrence of Arabia's role in the Arab Revolt, 'was their agreement to a new Arab Caliphate embracing the whole of Arabia, Syria and Mesopotamia. The war in the Middle East was about to change shape.'

Faulkner draws on ten years of field research to offer a history of the conflicts that raged in the Arab region during the First World War, as well as an authoritative portrayal of the legendary Captain TE Lawrence who was sent in to work with the Hashemite forces in Hijaz. Dashing, enigmatic, self-absorbed and controversial, Lawrence was not alone among the British and French officers serving in Arabia. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.