Armies and state-building in the modern Middle East : politics, nationalism and military reform / Stephanie Cronin
- Cronin, Stephanie
- London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 310 pages ; 23 cm.
- Library of modern Middle East studies ; 148
- The military revolution in the Middle East -- Importing modernity : European military missions to Qajar Iran -- Building and rebuilding Afghanistan's army : an historical perspective -- The Iranian army under monarchy and republic : state-building, empire-building and revolution -- Tribes, coups and princes : building a modern army in Saudi Arabia.
- Focusing on Iran, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia, adds an historical understanding to a contemporary political analysis of the roles of Middle Eastern armies, examining their structures, activities, and their role in state- and empire-building.
- 9781780767390 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-298) and index.
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