Britain and the Middle East an economic history, 1945-87 by Frank Brenchley

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Published by L. Crook Academic Pub. in London .

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  • Middle East


  • Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1945-1964.,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign economic relations -- Middle East.,
  • Middle East -- Foreign economic relations -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1964-1979.,
  • Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1979-1997.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-378) and index.

Book details

Statementby Frank Brenchley.
SeriesMiddle East studies, Middle East studies (London, England)
LC ClassificationsHF1534.5.M628 B74 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 391 p. :
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1903023M
ISBN 101870915070
LC Control Number90104907

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