Book/Printed Material France and the Levant.

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Title

  • France and the Levant.

Summary

  • In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section with responsibility for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. France and the Levant is Number 66 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the conclusion of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The book is mainly an historical survey of French military, political, and cultural influence in the Levant, the eastern Mediterranean territory that includes all or parts of present-day Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, and Cyprus. It includes brief chapters on the Crusades, the alliance in the 16th century between France and Turkey, the plan proposed by the German philosopher Leibniz for the French conquest of Egypt, the policies of Louis XIV and Louis XV, Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, the Crimean War, and more recent developments. The chapter on Lebanon deals with the French military intervention in Lebanon and Syria in 1860 to protect the Christians of these countries, and a concluding chapter discusses the rival claims held by France, Italy, and Austria on the eve of World War I to serve as the European protector of the Christian minorities in the Levant. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section.

Created / Published

  • London, H.M. Stationery off., 1920.

Headings

  • -  France--Foreign relations
  • -  Middle East--History
  • -  Turkey--History

Notes

  • -  "Authorities": p. 26.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  digital files not viewed; td12 2013-7-16

Medium

  • 3 p.l., 26 p. 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DR471 .G8
  • D6 .G7 no. 66 Copy 2.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • a22000925

Online Format

  • online text
  • pdf
  • image

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Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. France and the Levant. London, H.M. Stationery off, 1920. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/a22000925/.

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Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. (1920) France and the Levant. London, H.M. Stationery off. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/a22000925/.

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Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. France and the Levant. London, H.M. Stationery off, 1920. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/a22000925/>.