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King Abdullah, Britain and the Making of Jordan

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ISBN-10: 0521399874

ISBN-13: 9780521399876

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mary Christina Wilson, Edmund Burke, Michael C. Hudson, Walid Kazziha, Rashid Khalidi

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Because of his role in the partition of Palestine, King Abdullah has always been one of the most controversial figures in modern Middle Eastern history. This book is the first in-depth description and analysis of the historical and personal circumstances that made him so significant. Abdullah, a son of the Sharif of Mecca and a member of the Ottoman elite, emerged after the First World War as a contender for power in a Middle East dominated by Britain owing to his alliance with Britain in the Arab revolt. To his disappointment, he ended up in the arid territory of Transjordan. Within the constraints of British interests, he was left to make something of his lot. Since Transjordan had little…    
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Book details

List price: $58.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/28/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren…    

List of illustrations
List of maps
Note on transliteration
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Mecca and Istanbul
The Arab revolt
The creation of Transjordan
Settling in
Discovering the limits
Abdullah and Palestine, 1921-39
War and politics
Abdullah, Britain and the Arab world, 1945-8
1948
The end of ambition
Epilogue
Appendices
British high commissioners of Palestine
British residents in Transjordan
Prime ministers of Transjordan
Notes
Bibliography
Index