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Trial: Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

Posted by Megan on August 24, 2010

The library currently has a trial to Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969. The trial will end on September 20. This is a collection of primary source documents issued by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices.

From the publisher’s description:

Nature of the material

  • Reports
  • Dispatches
  • Correspondence
  • Descriptions of leading personalities
  • Political summaries
  • Economic analyses

Scope of the collection
This collection covers a broad sweep of history from c. 1839 to 1969, taking in the countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan.

A more detailed description of the content of the collection is here.

The documents can be browsed from the full list or searched by keyword.

Please note that the ‘download entire document in PDF’ option is not available during four-week trials. However, you are still able to view and print images from the collections.

Please contact me if you think McGill should acquire permanent access to this resource.


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