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Elie Kedourie C.B.E., FBA (25 January 1926 — 29 June 1992) was a British historian of the Middle East. He wrote from a conservative perspective, dissenting from many points of view taken as orthodox in the field. He was at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 1953 to 1990, becoming Professor of Politics.

He was born in Baghdad; his background was Iraqi Jewish and he grew up in the Jewish quarter, attending the Alliance Française primary school and then the Shammash High School. He took an undergraduate degree at the LSE.

Kedourie's doctoral thesis (later England and the Middle East) was critical inter alia of Britain's inter-war role in Iraq. It was refused the degree of D. Phil. of the University of Oxford, but was published in 1956. It castigated British policy makers, for their encouragement of Arab nationalism, and contained a very negative view of T. E. Lawrence. He refused to make changes requested by one of the examiners, Sir Hamilton Gibb, and so did not proceed to take the degree. Michael Oakeshott brought Kedourie back to the LSE in 1953.

In 1964 Kedourie was founder and editor of the learned journal, Middle Eastern Studies.

His 1960 book Nationalism provoked replies, in Thought and Change (1964) and Nations and Nationalism (1983), by his LSE colleague Ernest Gellner, contesting Kedourie's theories on the potential eliminability of nationalist thought.

Kedourie was critical of Marxist interpretations of history and of nationalism, which he described as 'anti-individualist, despotic, racist, and violent'. He claimed they had turned the Middle East into 'a wilderness of tigers'.

Kedourie also documented and criticised what he saw as the British Empire's debilitation through over-indulgence in self-criticism. In 1970 he attacked another British celebrity, Arnold J. Toynbee, in an essay, The Chatham House Version, holding him partly responsible for British imperial abdication of responsibility for the state of the Middle East.

Elie Kedourie died in Washington on 29 June 1992.

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Total Books: 37
Afghani and 'Abduh An Essay on Religious Unbelief and Political Activism in Modern Islam
2014 - Afghani and 'abduh an Essay on Religious Unbelief and Political Activism in Modern Islam [Routledge Library Editions: Islam] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415845908
ISBN-10: 0415845904
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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In the Anglo-Arab Labyrinth The McMahon-Husayn Correspondence and its Interpretations 1914-1939
2010 - In the Anglo-arab Labyrinth the Mcmahon-husayn Correspondence and Its Interpretations 1914-1939 [Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521134385
ISBN-10: 0521134382
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The Chatham House Version And Other Middle Eastern Studies
2004 - The Chatham House Version and Other Middle Eastern Studies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566635615
ISBN-10: 1566635616
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Die jdische Welt Offenbarung Prophetie und Geschichte
2002 - Die Jdische Welt Offenbarung Prophetie Und Geschichte (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783572013357
ISBN-10: 3572013356
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Democracy and Arab Political Culture
1994 - Democracy and Arab Political Culture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780714645094
ISBN-10: 0714645095
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Jewish World
1986 - The Jewish World (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517625002
ISBN-10: 0517625008
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
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The Chatham House Version and Other Middle-Eastern Studies
1984 - The Chatham House Version and Other Middle-eastern Studies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780874513042
ISBN-10: 0874513049
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Palestine and Israel in the 19th and 20th Centuries
1982 - Palestine and Israel in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780714631219
ISBN-10: 0714631213
Genre: History
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Towards a Modern Iran Studies in Thought Politics and Society
1980 - Towards a Modern Iran Studies in Thought Politics and Society (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714631455
ISBN-10: 0714631450
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Modern Egypt Studies in Politics and Society
1980 - Modern Egypt Studies in Politics and Society (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714631684
ISBN-10: 071463168X
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Nationalism in Asia and Africa
1974 - Nationalism in Asia and Africa (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714630458
ISBN-10: 0714630454
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Arabic Political Memoirs and Other Studies
1974 - Arabic Political Memoirs and Other Studies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714630410
ISBN-10: 0714630411
Genres: History, Reference, Nonfiction
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Chatham House Version and Other Middle Eastern Studies
1970 - Chatham House Version and Other Middle Eastern Studies (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297178255
ISBN-10: 0297178253
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Islam in the Modern World and Other Studies
Islam in the Modern World and Other Studies (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780030592133
ISBN-10: 0030592135
Genre: History
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Perestroika in the Universities
Perestroika in the Universities [Choice in welfare] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780255362573
ISBN-10: 0255362579
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Crossman Confessions and Other Essays in Politics History and Religion
England and the Middle East The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire 1914-1921
Diamonds into glass The government and the universities
Diamonds Into Glass the Government and the Universities [Policy study] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781870265164
ISBN-10: 1870265165
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Los Judios de Espana
Los Judios De Espana (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788474235562
ISBN-10: 8474235561
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