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Empires of Intelligence: Security Services and Colonial Disorder after 1914

Martin Thomas


How did Great Britain and France, the largest imperial powers of the early twentieth century, cope with mounting anti-colonial nationalism in the Arab world? What linked domestic opponents and foreign challengers in the Middle East and North Africa—Syria, Palestine, Transjordan, Iraq, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt—as inhabitants attempted to overthrow the European colonial order? What strategies did the British and French adopt in the face of these threats? This book, the first study of colonial intelligence services to use recently declassified reports, argues that colonial control in ... More

Keywords: Great Britain, France, nationalism, Arab world, colonial control, intelligence gathering, decolonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520251175
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Thomas, author