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A history of modern Yemen

Author: Paul Dresch
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) To the outside world, Yemen is famous for its beautiful landscapes and architecture. However, as Paul Dresch demonstrates, Yemen's modern history is unique and deserves to be better understood. While the borders of most Middle East states were defined by colonial powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, a single Yemeni state was not formed until 1990. In fact,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dresch
ISBN: 0521790921 9780521790925 052179482X 9780521794824
OCLC Number: 43657092
Description: xviii, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Turkey, Britain and Imam Yahya: the years around 1900. Imperial divisions. Premodern Yemen. Political connections. Forms of life --
2. Yahya and the British: 1918-1948. Control of Yemen. Aden's hinterland and Hadramawt. A geographical intersection. The dynastic state. Modernist contradictions. The coup of 1948 --
3. A new form of politics: the 1950s. Changes in the South. The Aden hinterland. Ahmad's domain. The new politics. Cairo and Sanaa. Constitutions and revolution --
4. Revolutions and civil wars: the 1960s. Revolution in the North. Armed struggle in the South. Aden as political focus. 'Abd al-Nasir and Yemen. The end of the British in the South. The end of the Egyptians in the North. Consolidation of two states.
Responsibility: Paul Dresch.
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Fast-moving and accessible, Paul Dresch's history describes the major events which have taken place in Yemen over the last century, through the colonial encounter, civil war and finally to a unified  Read more...


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'If you have time to read a single book on Yemen's recent past, Paul Dresch's A History of Modern Yemen is the one for you.' American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

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