The Man Who Created the Middle East

The Man Who Created the Middle East

A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement

Paperback384pp Illustrated197x129mm

9780008121938     Product Code: 509015


In 1916, the British and French diplomats, Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot, signed an agreement to partition the Ottoman Empire after the First World War in the event of an Allied victory. It was one of the most controversial and divisive treaties of the 20th century. In this biography of Sir Mark Sykes (1879–1919) his grandson uses family correspondence to reappraise the diplomat’s life and work and his largely misunderstood role in the Middle East.

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