Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

During four months in Oxford last fall, I spent part of my time pursuing the charge of my editorial colleagues to seek out new and distinctively British approaches to the Middle East. My main finding is that British nostalgia for empire, which many North Americans came to know in the popular television series The Jewel in the Crown, has expanded its geographic ambit beyond the Indian raj and encompassed the Middle East as well. The prominent display of large quantities of several new books of this genre in the book shops of Oxford and London suggests that they appeal to an audience beyond Middle East specialists.

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How to cite this article:

Joel Beinin "Editor’s Bookshelf," Middle East Report 163 (March/April 1990).