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This assortment represents the 1st huge scale try to talk about the center jap mandates as a totality. It compares the applying and results of this very particular kind of past due colonialism from various diverse disciplinary views, together with anthropology, structure, archival conservation, economics, historical past, legislation and sociology. It comprises analyses at either micro and macro degrees, together with particular situations of insurrection or collaboration, stories of specific contributors, teams and their contributions to "nation-building," comparisons among a number of the political and cultural rules of the required powers, and the formation and perform of "le savoir colonial" through modern ethnographers, officers, physicians and lecturers. the quantity should be of curiosity to historians of imperialism and of the 20th century center East.

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Ils avaient attiré l’attention, dans l’analyse des directions et des modalités des mobilisations populaires, sur la nécessité de changer d’échelle pour mieux apprécier ce qui, dans chaque cas, relève d’une configuration spécifique et ce qui relève de schémas communs à toute la région. En conséquence, Nadine Méouchy et Peter Sluglett décidèrent de mettre en place un projet centré autour de l’étude comparative des mandats français et anglais au Moyen-Orient. ), France, Syrie et Liban, 1918–1946—les ambiguïtés et les dynamiques de la relation mandataire, Damas, IFEAD, 2002.

N. Bien que la Commission ait eu vocation à fonctionner comme un corps indépendant, porteur de sa propre vision générale du développement économique et politique des États sous mandat, les recommandations de ses membres reflétaient bien plutôt les choix politiques de leurs gouvernements. Néanmoins, les rapports de la Commission prouvent que si ses recommandations étaient quelquefois contradictoires, elle fut souvent critique des actions des puissances mandataires. Les mandats constituaient donc une sorte de cadre hybride, à mi-chemin entre la domination coloniale et l’indépendance.

In Iraq, as Pierre-Jean Luizard’s paper shows, the “Sunni Arab project”, based on notions of Arab ethnic identity, won out over the “Islamic project” put forward by the Shi'i religious leadership. 7 The modern state in formation in this region took the form of a centralised national state, which became the focus of competing economic interests, those of the mandatory power on the one hand and the local elites on the other. As 'Ali El-Saleh’s paper shows for Syria, the economic elites, who were often engaged in politics, were fundamentally concerned with the exploitation of the natural resources of their country, and with the development of a local economic entity capable of sustaining the national state in formation and the project of achieving independence.

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