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End of an empire 14 février 2015

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Financial Times (UK) February 14, 2015, p. 7

By Mark Mazower

Essay How the Ottoman decision to enter the first world war on the side of the Central Powers led to political collapse, immense bloodshed – and the birth of the modern Middle East. (suite…)

How the east was lost 28 juillet 2012

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Financial Times (UK)  Saturday, July 28, 2012, p. 8
FT Weekend Supplement – Life & Arts

By Mark Mazower *

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, » wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1889. This was nothing if not wishful thinking, and no one knew it better than the poet of the imperial Raj himself: indeed, that same year Kipling visited Hong Kong and bemoaned the likely impact of bringing railways and newspapers to China. « What, » he warned, « will happen when China really wakes up? » (suite…)