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Cohen, Michael Joseph 1940-

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Works: 74 works in 301 publications in 2 languages and 8,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Cookbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Michael Joseph Cohen
Strategy and politics in the Middle East, 1954-1960 : defending the northern tier by Michael Joseph Cohen( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals the extent to which the UK clung on to great-power pretensions in the Middle East 1954-60 and used bluff to give the impression that it disposed of greater military resources than was the case
Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948 by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de laatste vier jaar van het Britse mandaat over Palestina
The origins and evolution of the Arab-Zionist conflict by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief analytical account of the origins of the Arab-Zionist conflict and its development from early twentieth century until 1948. focuses particularly on the period when Britain ruled Palestine under a mandate from the League of Nations
Truman and Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill and the Jews by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill's exalted position in the pantheon of Jewish and Zionist heroes has been almost taken for granted. This book looks beyond the myth and makes a sober reappraisal of the British statesman's attitudes and policies towards the Jews and to Zionism
Britain's hegemony in Palestine and the Middle East, 1917-56 : changing strategic imperatives by Michael Joseph Cohen( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Suez Crisis of 1956 Britain's strategic interests in Palestine and in the Middle East underwent radical changes. Professor Michael J. Cohen, a leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel, focuses on these changing interests in this anthology of some of his seminal works. This book includes previously unpublished material and an introductory chapter surveying the changing views and interpretations of the Declaration over the past 100 years. Britain's imperial interests are the key to understanding these changes, why she supported the Zionist cause until the mid-1930s and why her priorities changed thereafter. After the Second World War her priorities changed once again and Allied strategic planners drew up contingency plans to meet the threat of a potential Third World War against the Soviet bloc. This anthology closes with an analysis of the botched Suez War. This caused not only the failure of the military operation but a grave crisis with the Americans, Eden's fall from power, and the dénouement of Britain's Middle East hegemony. Professor Cohen's essays are essential reading for anyone wanting a clear understanding of the Middle Eastern context of the Palestine Mandate, and the rise of the State of Israel during this period
Palestine, retreat from the Mandate : the making of British policy, 1936-45 by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

20 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demise of the British empire in the Middle East : Britain's responses to nationalist movements, 1943-55 by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the gradual edipse of British imperial power in the Middle East, which began during World War Two and reached its denouement with Britain's agreement to evacuate the Suez base in 1954
Palestine to Israel : from mandate to independence by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of articles analyzes the underlying motivation, strategy and interests which lay behind "Great Power" (British and post-World War II American) involvement in Palestine and the Middle East, from 1917 to 1948
Aromas of Aleppo : the legendary cuisine of Syrian Jews by Poopa Dweck( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the culinary customs of Aleppian Judaism provides a collection of 180 representative recipes complemented by a discussion of Syrian-Jewish history and culture
Britain's moment in Palestine : retrospect and perspectives, 1917-48 by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analysing why, and how, the British took on the Palestine Mandate; this book explores how their interests and policies changed during its course, and why they left. Issuing the Balfour Declaration in 1917 for military and strategic reasons, the first decade of the Mandate saw an influx of Jewish capital mobilized by the Zionists which enabled the British to fund not only the administration of Palestine, but also her imperial projects there. In the mid-1930s, as the clouds of World War Two gathered, Britain's commitment to Zionism was superseded by the need to secure her strategic assets in the Middle East and consequently her policy turned to favour the Arabs. The post war period saw Britain abandon any attempts to impose a settlement in Palestine that would be acceptable to the Arab States and the government referred Palestine to the United Nations, without recommendations, leaving the antagonists to settle their conflict on the battlefield. Based on archival sources and the most up-to-date scholarly research, this comprehensive history is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Israel, and the Middle East in general"--
The Rise of Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain and the Middle East in the 1930s : security problems, 1935-39 by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aggressive foreign policy of Fascist Italy, and the growing threats of Nazi Germany and of Japan, created multiple security problems for Britain and its empire. This book focuses on the Middle East, where the hegemony which Britain and France had established after the First World War was increasingly challenged during the 1930s." "The first part examines the global context in which British strategy for the Middle East was formulated. It includes important new assessments of Italy's strategy in the Mediterranean, and of Egypt as the keystone of British defense plans." "In part two, the political situation in Egypt in the aftermath of the Abyssinian crisis, and Egypt's own regional ambitions are vividly portrayed. It includes chapters on the rethinking of strategic policy in Iraq, and the decline in cooperation between Britain and Saudi Arabia." "The third part focuses on Palestine, where British control was challenged by the Arab rebellion against the Mandate, which established the Jewish National Home. Britain was acutely embarrassed by the protracted struggle, 1936-39, given the pan-Arab sympathies for the rebels and the illicit support afforded by the dictatorships in Europe." "The conclusion considers the question of appeasement and British colonial policy on the eve of World War II."--Jacket
Fighting World War Three from the Middle East : Allied contingency plans, 1945-1954 by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes, for the first time, allied contingency plans for military operations in the Middle East, in the event of a global conflict with the Soviet Union. It argues that the diplomatic events and crises in the Middle East during the first decade after World War Two can be understood only in the context of the military and strategic assets sought by the allies in that region, in view of the perceived Soviet threat. Professor Cohen synthesises military and diplomatic thought during the crucial decade after World War Two and thus brings a new, comprehensive understanding of the major events of this decade; the Truman Doctrine; the protracted Anglo-Egyptian crisis; the first Arab-Israeli war; the Tripartite Declaration; and the formation of the Baghdad Pact. This valuable study places events in the Middle East within the wider context of the global geo-strategic balance, and the decline of British power. It records also the reluctance of the United States to do what eventually became inevitable - to take over Britain's traditional hegemony in the near and Middle East
The Rise of Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of Israel by Michael Joseph Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Strategy and politics in the Middle East, 1954-1960 : defending the northern tier
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Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948The origins and evolution of the Arab-Zionist conflictChurchill and the JewsDemise of the British empire in the Middle East : Britain's responses to nationalist movements, 1943-55Palestine to Israel : from mandate to independenceAromas of Aleppo : the legendary cuisine of Syrian JewsFighting World War Three from the Middle East : Allied contingency plans, 1945-1954
Alternative Names
Cohen, M. J. 1940-

Cohen, Michael

Cohen, Michael J.

Cohen Michael J. 1940-....

Cohen, Michael J. (Michael Joseph), 1940-

כהן, מיכאל י.

כהן, מיכאל יוסף

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English (201)

French (1)