Kurds, Arabs and Britons: The Memoir of Col. W.A. Lyon in Kurdistan, 1918-1945

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I.B.Tauris, Feb 9, 2002 - History - 238 pages
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After World War I, Britain's geographical expansion was echoed by a decline in power. In Kurdistan, where the dwindling of the British Empire was played out against a background of world politics, Wallace Lyon was Provincial Administrator and Administrative Inspector. His job was to protect the Kurds from Iraq and safeguard British imperial interests. His memoir illuminates the complex relationship between Britain and the rest of the world through the microcosm of Kurdistan.
 

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Contents

The Background Iraq 191844 i
1
Iraq as a British Dependency 191844 1 2 The Iraqi State 19184422
44
Mosul Dohuk and the 1920 Rising 191820
61
The Election of King Faisal 1921
84
Tribal Risings and the Campaign against
107
Sir Henry Dobbs 192324
129
Bringing Sulaimani under Iraqi Rule 192526
154
People and Locusts 192930
170
The Frontier Commission and the End of the Mandate 193032
178
Land Settlement in Kut and Kirkuk 193233
195
Political Adviser to the Indian Army in Iraq and the End of Service
219
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D.K. Fieldhouse is Professor of Imperial History and Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.

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