John Calvert

Explains how the post-war imperial carve-up laid the foundations of future conflict and poisoned relations between the Middle East and the West.

Description

This talk examines World War I’s dark inheritance in the Middle East. Drawing on a rich cast of characters — T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”), the Hashimite princes of the Arab Revolt, British and French colonial officials – the talk brings to life the making of the modern Middle East, explaining how the post-war imperial carve-up laid the foundations of future conflict and poisoned relations between the Middle East and the West.

John Calvert

Title: Professor of History - Creighton University

Email: johncalvert@creighton.edu

Phone: (402) 280-2653

City: Omaha


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