Exit the Sharif

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI:
Exit the Sharif

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This chapter examines the fate of Sharif Husain of Mecca after the Arab Revolt. It explains that the sharif trusted the British, who later abandoned him, causing him to be driven out of the Hijaz by the Su'udis in 1924. The chapter suggests that what the sharif regarded as Britain's betrayal of himself and the Arabs was a pivotal point in the modern history of the Middle East.

Keywords: Sharif Husain; Mecca; Arab Revolt; British; Hijaz; Su'udis; Middle East; modern history

Chapter.  5300 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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