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Author Prüfer, Curt Max, 1881-1959, author.

Title Germany's covert war in the Middle East : espionage, propaganda and diplomacy in World War I / Curt Prüfer ; edited and translated by Kevin Morrow.

Publication Info. London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Series International Library of Twentieth Century History ; 110
International library of twentieth century history ; 110.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "On the brink of World War I, Germany was often depicted as an evil puppetmaster manipulating the Ottoman Empire. Behind closed doors, however, the Ottomans worked hard to exploit their alliance with Germany as a means of reviving the empire's former strength and glory. Ultimately these cross-purposes brought disaster, pulling a fatally weak and woefully unprepared Ottoman state into a global war, and unleashing vicious, internal ethnic repression that brought it defeat and dismemberment. The diaries and official reports of German spy and propagandist Curt Prüfer--translated into English in their entirety for the first time--chronicle the complexities of the fragile Ottoman-German alliance. Much like fellow soldier-scholar T.E. Lawrence, Prüfer and his colleagues tried to steal the loyalties of the Muslim subjects of the opposing sides. The book explores these episodes of sabotage, subversion and subterfuge and sheds light onto the ways World War I played out across the Middle East. Complemented by in-depth and meticulously researched notes, this primary source collection is an invaluable addition to the extant corpus of late Ottoman and World War I historical documents."-- Back cover.
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Subject Prüfer, Curt Max, 1881-1959.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service -- Germany.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Middle East.
Espionage, German -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, German.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
World War (1914-1918)
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Personal narratives -- German.
Added Author Morrow, Kevin, editor, translator.
Added Title Espionage, propaganda and diplomacy in World War I
Other Form: Print version: Prüfer, Curt Max, 1881-1959. Germany's covert war in the Middle East. London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2018 9781784531430 (OCoLC)1022281441
ISBN 9781786723185 (electronic bk.)
1786723182 (electronic bk.)
9781786733184 (e-book)