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The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

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The first comprehensive study for more than fifty years of the role played by the League of Nations in imperial politics and the end of empireShows how imperial issues were central to the 'European crisis' of the 1930s and how these rivalries contributed to undermining empireDescribes the shaping of the modern Middle East - Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine - by international and imperial interestsBased on original and innovative research across four continents

Author: Pedersen Susan
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780199570485
Cover: Hardback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2015

Susan Pedersen was born to Canadian missionary parents and spent her childhood in Japan and Minnesota. Rescued by Harvard at the age of 18, she spent the next 26 years there as a student, faculty member, and sometime Dean for Undergraduate Education. A historian of Britain and Europe with wide interests and an a penchant for far-flung research, she has written on subjects ranging from the history of women's movements, to the origins of welfare states, to British rule in Kenya, Hong Kong, and Palestine. Since 2003, she has been on the faculty at Columbia University, where she teaches courses on British and international history, and on 'great books' from Plato to Nietzsche. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

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