International Boundaries and Borderlands in the Middle East: Balancing Context, Exceptionalism and Representation

  title={International Boundaries and Borderlands in the Middle East: Balancing Context, Exceptionalism and Representation},
  author={Richard N. Schofield},
  pages={608 - 631}
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