The King–Crane Commission at the Juncture of Politics and Historiography

@article{Reimer2006TheKC,
  title={The King–Crane Commission at the Juncture of Politics and Historiography},
  author={Michael J. Reimer},
  journal={Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={129 - 150}
}
The King–Crane Commission of 1919 was authorized by the Paris peace conference to conduct a ‘scientific investigation’ of conditions in the Middle East and to advise the conference as to the political aspirations of the various peoples formerly ‘subject to the Turkish yoke.’ Having committed themselves to the principle of self-determination, the United States and the European powers agreed to the idea of a commission on 20 March 1919. Diplomatic historians have observed that the Europeans were… Expand
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