Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

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Index
Abdullah, 39, 123
Abu el Lissan, 53
Adelson, Roger, 39
Adrianople, 48
Africa, 6, 13, 15, 29, 72, 85, 95, 107, 214, 265, 266, 341 n.4, 394 n.38
Aden, 29, 44, 47, 52, 67, 72, 105, 122, 245, 266, 272
administration, imperial, 24, 29–31, 43, 45, 52, 77, 270, 278, 296–97, 346 nn.i, 2
Indian-Egyptian rivalry, 49, 52, 267
See also government, Indian; covert empire; Whitehall
Admiralty, 28, 38, 45, 143, 158, 166, 170, 172, 304
Adorno, Theodor and Max Horkheimer, 326–27
Afghanistan, 52, 202, 212, 236, 266, 279, 312, 317, 387 n.i
air control, 7, ii, 163, 178, 182, 184, 191, 203, 240–62, 278, 295–96, 311, 314–15, 332–33
alleged humanity of, 240, 246–54, 256–58, 314, 395 n.39
See also airpower; bombardment; violence, colonial
Air Ministry, 213, 247–48, 259, 260, 268, 272–73, 276, 277–78, 283, 303, 305, 324
air route, imperial, 184, 243, 244, 259–60 airmen, 105, 159, 161, 162–63, 184, 187, 190, 306
and air control, 244–45, 253, 255–58, 261, 274, 391 n.21
airpower, 158–64, 169–70, 172–73, 184–85, 244, 249, 253–54, 259–62, 302, 309, 314–15, 333–34
and covert empire, 160, 261–62, 275, 277, 263, 265, 273, 288, 292, 301–7, 319–20, 325, 330
fascination with, 170, 172–73, 178, 185–86, 193, 197, 306, 341 n.12
See also air control; Royal Air Force; Royal Flying Corps
Akaba, 147, 325
Aldington, Richard, 75
Aleppo, 41, 112, 113, 155
Alexander the Great, 14, 156, 175
Alexandria, 48, 85, 190
Allenby, Edmund, 47–48, 62, 80, 84, 143–45, 148–49, 156, 168, 181, 190, 192, 396 n.6
Ali, Rashid, 261
Alps, 107, 133
Amara, 42, 55, 57, 137, 140
American Presbyterian Mission, 39
Amery, Leo, 177, 305
Amman, 148, 231, 256, 269, 273, 274, 309
Amritsar Massacre, 246, 304
Anaiza, 138
Anatolia, 13, 69, 216
Anglo-Persian Oil Company, 18, 41, 274, 282, 325

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents xi
  • Note on Arabic Spellings xiii
  • Introduction 3
  • Part I- War and Hope 21
  • 1- The Foundations of Covert Empire 23
  • 2- The Cultural World of the Edwardian Agent 59
  • 3- The Failure of Empiricism and How the Agents Addressed It 99
  • 4- Cunning in War 137
  • 5- Imperial Expiation 165
  • Part II- Peace and Terror 199
  • 6- Official Conspiracy Theories and the Wagers of Genius 201
  • 7- Air Control 239
  • 8- Covert Empire 263
  • 9- Seeing like a Democracy 287
  • Conclusion 329
  • Notes 339
  • Selected Bibliography 409
  • Index 443
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