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By Simon C. Smith

ISBN-10: 0754661709

ISBN-13: 9780754661702

The nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956 caused one of many gravest foreign crises because the moment international battle. The 50th anniversary of the Suez challenge in 2006 offered a terrific chance to re-visit and reconsider this seminal episode in post-war historical past. even though a lot has been written on Suez, this learn offers clean views by means of reflecting the most recent study from major foreign experts at the obstacle and its aftermath. by way of drawing on lately published files, by means of together with formerly overlooked elements of Suez, and through reassessing its extra general ones, the quantity makes a key contribution to furthering study on - and figuring out of - the difficulty. the quantity explores the origins of the problem, the obstacle itself and the aftermath all from a extensive point of view. An advent by means of the editor provides the present nation of the historiography and gives an summary of the debates surrounding the situation, whereas the realization via Scott Lucas no longer in simple terms attracts the subjects of the booklet jointly, but in addition explores the difficulty in its nearby and overseas context. in the total context of focussing at the foreign and armed forces facets of the difficulty, it's an specific goal to embrace within the contributions the multifaceted nature of Suez. even if Britain, as in lots of methods the important actor, is strongly represented, there also are hugely unique chapters on either the local and overseas dimensions to the challenge, and crucially the interplay among the 2. in addition to exploring the function of the most protagonists, essays additionally care for American, Jordanian and Turkish reactions to the invasion. the general result's an leading edge, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging reassessment of Suez and its aftermath, which at a time while the center East once more holds the world's recognition, is especially appropriate.

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