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Shlaim, Avi

Works: 74 works in 365 publications in 6 languages and 9,884 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Tours  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director
Classifications: DS119.7, 956.04
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Most widely held works by Avi Shlaim
The iron wall : Israel and the Arab world by Avi Shlaim( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book helps to understand the debate within Israel about the possibility of peace with the Palestinians
The war for Palestine : rewriting the history of 1948 by Eugene L Rogan( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Arabic and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of these debates goes well beyond academia. There is an important link between the state of Arab-Israeli relations and popular attitudes towards the past. A more complex and fair-minded understanding of that past is essential for preserving at least the prospect of reconciliation between Arabs and Israel in the future. The rewriting of the history of 1948 thus remains a practical as well as an academic imperative."--Jacket
Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peace by Avi Shlaim( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: During his long reign (1953-1999), King Hussein of Jordan was one of the most dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. This is the first major account of his life, written with access to his official documents and with the cooperation (but not approval) of his family and staff, and also extensive interviews with international policy makers. For more than forty years, Hussein walked a tightrope between the Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand and Israel on the other. Avi Shlaim reveals that, for the sake of dynastic and national survival, Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963 that encompassed more than one thousand hours with Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, and countless others. Shlaim reconstructs this dialogue across battle lines from previously untapped Israeli records and the firsthand accounts of key participants, and makes clear that it was Israeli intransigence that was largely responsible for the failure to achieve a peaceful settlement between 1967 and 1994. At Hussein's memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral, the Prince of Wales hailed him as "a man amongst men, a king amongst kings." Lion of Jordan illuminates the triumphs and disappointments, the qualities and character of this extraordinary soldier and statesman, and significantly rewrites the history of the Middle East over the past fifty years
War and peace in the Middle East : a critique of American policy by Avi Shlaim( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent Israel-PLO accord is only the most recent surprise in a region whose politics often seem complex to the point of mysteriousness. How can Americans decipher the latest diplomatic tilt, rumor of war, or threat to oil supplies? Where will the Middle East's centuries-old quest for self-determination lead? An Oxford professor of international relations finds answers in a historical context that is often overlooked. With a special focus on the last half-century, he illuminates the four phases of external involvement - the Ottoman, the European, the Superpower, and the American - that have molded the political evolution of the Middle East. He assesses the past roles of Britain, France, and the former Soviet Union, clarifies how power and influence have shifted in the aftermath of the Cold War, and appraises both the recurrent myopia of the United States and its essential function as a mediator
Collusion across the Jordan : King Abdullah, the Zionist movement, and the partition of Palestine by Avi Shlaim( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the unusual and highly secret relationship between Abdullah, the Hashemite ruler of Jordan, and the Zionist movement. It spans three decades from 1921 to 1951 and focuses in particular on the clandestine dilomacy and the poliltical and military processes which determined the fate of Palestine between 1947 and 1950, and which left the Palestinian Arabs without a homeland
Israel and Palestine : reappraisals, revisions, refutations by Avi Shlaim( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shlaim (Lion of Jordan), an Israeli army veteran and international relations professor at Oxford University, offers a penetrating critique of Zionism in these reviews and essays collected from the last 30 years. He focuses on the "three main watersheds"--Israel's establishment, the Six Day War of 1967 and the Oslo Accords of 1993 and offers valuable commentary on current scholarship - saving his sharpest criticism for Benny Morris, a former colleague in Israel's school of "new historians," a group who made their name by refuting early historical accounts of Israel's creation and the displacement of Palestinians. But while he illuminates unfamiliar corners and characters in the Arab-Israeli impasse, such as a Syrian dictator who briefly pursued peace before getting swept from power and executed, Shlaim too often lets his politics seep into his work, omitting important details that should shape the debate: he describes Professor Norman Finkelstein as merely "a well-known critic of Israel," ignoring Finkelstein's rather incendiary comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany. Shlaim's book is an important one, but some readers might think that he gives short-shrift to the Israeli side of this divisive debate
The politics of partition : King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine, 1921-1951 by Avi Shlaim( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Shlaim chronicles King Abdullah's relationship with the Zionist movement from his appointment as Emir of Transjordan in 1921 to his assassination in 1951
The EEC and Eastern Europe( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EEC and the Mediterranean countries( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British foreign secretaries since 1945 by Avi Shlaim( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and peace in the Middle East : a concise history by Avi Shlaim( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author examines the history of the Middle East. With a special focus on the last 50 years, he illuminates the 4 phases of external involvement - Ottoman, European, Superpower, and American - that have moulded its evolution
The Cold War and the Middle East( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East occupies a special place in the history of the Cold War. It was critical to its birth, critical to its life, and critical to its demise. The Middle East has always been the object of Great Power rivalries. Most of the existing literature on the subject focuses on the policies of the Great Powers towards the region. The present volume seeks to redress the balance by concentrating on the policies of local actors. It looks at the politics of the region not just from the outside in, but from the inside out. The contributors to this volume are leading scholars in the field whose interests combine International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. They assess the impact of the Cold War on the behaviour of individual local actors at three levels: international politics, regional politics, and domestic politics. The result is a highly informative and thought-provoking book, which sheds a great deal of new light on the politics of the Middle East in the post-war era
The 1967 Arab-Israeli war : origins and consequences( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The June 1967 war was a watershed in the history of the modern Middle East. In six days, the Israelis defeated the Arab armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan and seized large portions of territory including the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights. With the hindsight of four decades and access to recently declassified documents, two veteran scholars of the Middle East bring together some of the most knowledgeable experts in their fields to reassess the origins of the war and its regional reverberations. Each chapter takes a different perspective from the vantage point of a different participant, those that actually took part in the war, and also the world powers, the United States, Soviet Union, Britain, and France, that played important roles behind the scenes. Their conclusions make for sober reading. At the heart of the story was the incompetence of the Egyptian high command under the leadership of Nasser and the rivalry between various Arab players who were deeply suspicious of each other, motives. Israel, on the other side, gained a resounding victory for which, despite previous assessments to the contrary, there was no master plan"--
1948, la guerre de Palestine : derrière le mythe-- by Eugene L Rogan( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revient aux origines historiques du conflit, notamment grâce aux archives israéliennes et britanniques ouvertes très récemment, sur l'histoire de 1948, cette guerre que le tout jeune Etat d'Israël a gagné de manière décisive contre les Palestiniens et les armées des Etats voisins. Revient aussi sur les raisons de l'exode palestinien, les conséquences politiques et morales de la guerre
International organisations in world politics, yearbook 1975 by Avi Shlaim( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israël face à son passé by Shlomo Sand( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El muro de hierro : Israel y el mundo árabe by Avi Shlaim( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rewriting the Palestine war : 1948 and the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Eugene L Rogan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il muro di ferro : Israele e il mondo arabo by Avi Shlaim( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month by the sea : encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the summer of 2011, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Through reported conversations she creates a vivid picture of life in this coastal fragment of self-governing Palestine. Bombed and cut-off from normal contact with the rest of the world, life in Gaza is beset with structural, medical and mental health problems, yet it is also bursting with political engagement and underwritten by an intense enjoyment of family life. During her month by the sea, Dervla develops an acute eye for the way in which
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The iron wall : Israel and the Arab world
Alternative Names
Avi Shlaim historicus uit Israël

Avi Shlaim israelischer und britischer Professor

Avi Shlaim storico israeliano

Šlajm, Avi 1945-

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אבי שליים

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שלים, אבי

أفي شلايم

آفي شليم

شلايم، آفي

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അവി ശലൈം

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The war for Palestine : rewriting the history of 1948Lion of Jordan : the life of King Hussein in war and peaceIsrael and Palestine : reappraisals, revisions, refutationsThe politics of partition : King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine, 1921-1951The EEC and Eastern EuropeThe EEC and the Mediterranean countriesWar and peace in the Middle East : a concise historyThe Cold War and the Middle EastRewriting the Palestine war : 1948 and the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict