BOLTON, A. R. C. Soviet Middle East Studies: An Analysis and Bibliography. Chatham House Memoranda … Distributed for the Royal Institute of International Affairs by the Oxford University, June, 1959.
Eight slim volumes; 4to. Original stapled wrappers, entirely mimeographed, occasional light spotting, a good set of a great rarity.
This is a cold war anaylsis of Soviet positions regarding the Middle East after the Suez Crisis and before the Berlin Wall. Volume eight is on Syria and Lebanon. This summary and review of Soviet publications examines periodicals, journals of learned societies, books, contributions to symposia, and entries in encyclopedias from 1922 to 1957. As a loosely inserted prospectus points out 'Soviet Middle East Studies breaks entirely new ground'.