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King Abdullah, Britain and the making of Jordan

Author: Mary C Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1999
Series: Cambridge Middle East library, 1999: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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King Abdullah played an active role in the partition of Palestine and, as a result, has always been viewed as one of the most controversial figures in modern Middle East history. This book is the  Read more...

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Named Person: Abdullah bin al-Hussein [King of Jordan]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary C Wilson
ISBN: 0521324211 9780521324212 0521399874 9780521399876
OCLC Number: 917157144
Description: 289 p.
Contents: List of illustrations; List of maps; Note on transliteration; Acknowledgements; 1. Prologue; 2. Mecca and Istanbul; 3. The Arab revolt; 4. The creation of Transjordan; 5. Settling in; 6. Discovering the limits; 7. Abdullah and Palestine, 1921-39; 8. War and politics; 9. Abdullah, Britain and the Arab world, 1945-8; 10. 1948; 11. The end of ambition; 12. Epilogue; Appendix I: British high commissioners of Palestine; Appendix II: British residents in Transjordan; Appendix III: Prime ministers of Transjordan; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Middle East library, 1999: 1
Responsibility: Mary C. Wilson.

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'Mary Wilson has produced a painstakingly well-researched political biography of Abdullah which seeks to reassess the man and politician and place him in the context of his time. In doing so, she has Read more...

 
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