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By Robert S. G. Fletcher

British Imperialism and 'The Tribal query ' reconstructs the background of Britain's presence within the deserts of the interwar center East, making the case for its value to students of imperialism and of the region's prior. It tells the tale of what occurred whilst the British Empire and Bedouin groups met at the wilderness frontiers among the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. It strains the workings of the ensuing practices of 'desert
administration' from their origins within the wake of 1 international battle to their eclipse after the subsequent, as British officers, Bedouin shaykhs, and nationalist politicians jostled to steer wasteland affairs.

Drawn to the commanding heights of political society within the region's cities and towns, historians have tended to find the money for frontier 'margins' in simple terms marginal remedy. as an alternative, this quantity combines the research of imperialism, nomads, and the desolate tract itself to bare the centrality of 'desert management' to the operating of Britain's empire, repositioning ignored frontier components as nerve centres of imperial task. British Imperialism and 'The Tribal query ' leads the shift in
historians' attentions from the normal, city seats of strength to the wasteland 'hinterlands' that experience lengthy been obscured.

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