ABSTRACT

The McMahon-Husayn correspondence has been at the heart of Anglo-Arab relations since World War I. It aroused great controversy, particularly over Palestine. Here, it is examined in historical context to determine why it was so obscure and what lay in the minds of those who drafted it.

part |2 pages

PART I: THE QUICKSAND

chapter 1|29 pages

Cairo, London and the Sharif of Mecca

chapter 2|33 pages

Kitchener, Grey and the Arab Question

part |2 pages

PART II: TH E FLY IN TH E FLY-BO TTLE

chapter 5|26 pages

Sykes, Picot and Husayn

chapter 6|18 pages

Wingate, Hogarth and Husayn

chapter 7|18 pages

Varieties of Official Historiography I: The Arab Bureau,

ByNicolson, Toynbee

chapter 8|23 pages

The Correspondence in the Peace Settlement: Faysal and

ByYoung

chapter 9|22 pages

Varieties of Official Historiography II: The Colonial

ByOffice, McMahon, Childs