New publications written by Goodenough College Alumni
Goodenough Alumna Professor Michelle Tusan (LH 1996-97) has just published The Last Treaty with Cambridge University Press.
The Last Treaty: Lausanne and the End of the First World War in the Middle East by Michelle Tusan (Cambridge University Press, 2023)
Goodenough Alumna Professor Michelle Tusan (LH 1996-97) has just published The Last Treaty with Cambridge University Press. The book is a new account of Europe’s extended war with the Ottoman Empire through to the signing of Lausanne in 1923.
Michelle shows how, on the Middle Eastern Front, Britain and France directed Allied war strategy against a resurgent Ottoman Empire to favour Europe’s dominance within the nascent international system. The protracted nature of the conflict and ongoing humanitarian crisis proved devastating for the civilian populations caught in its wake and led to the questioning of old certainties about a European-led imperial order and humanitarian intervention. Its consequences would transform the postwar world.
Professor Michelle Tusan is based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Before joining UNLV in 2001, she was a Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford. A British historian by training, her teaching and scholarship broadly engage the relationship between geopolitics, culture, and human rights. Michelle has published a number of books and papers on modern British history, the British Empire and the history of women.
“At a time when the refugee crisis and the role of the international community once again take center stage, her work is an essential read for anyone interested in the legacies of an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.” (Bruno Caban, author of The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918–1924)