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Philip Robins' survey of Jordan's political history begins in the early 1920s, continues through the years of the British Mandate, and traces events over the next half century to the present day. Throughout the period, the country's fortunes were closely identified with its head of state, King Hussein, until his death in 1999. In the early days, as the author testifies, the king's prospects were often regarded as grim. However, both King and country survived a variety of existential challenges, from assassination attempts and internal subversion, to a civil war with the Palestine Liberation Organisation and, in the 1970s and 1980s, Jordan emerged as an apparently stable and prosperous state. However, King Hussein's death, the succession of his son, Abdullah II, and recent political upheavals have plunged the country back into uncertainty. This is an incisive account, compellingly told, about one of the leading players in the Middle East. Philip Robins is University Lecturer in Politics with special reference to the Middle East in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is Suits and Uniforms: Turkish Foreign Policy since the Cold War (2003).

Synopsis:

Philip Robins traces Jordan??'s political history from pre-independence to the present day.

About the Author

Philip Robins is University Lecturer in Politics with special reference to the Middle East in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is Suits and Uniforms: Turkish Foreign Policy since the Cold War (2003).

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. On the edge of empire; 2. Founding state and regime; 3. The long road to independence; 4. Loss of innocence; 5. The roaring fifties; 6. The road to disaster; 7. Illusions of progress 8. Hussein's choices; 9. After Hussein

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521598958
Author:
Robins, Philip
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Jordan
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
1737-19
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
243
Dimensions:
9.14x6.08x.71 in. .77 lbs.

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