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  • Jordan in the Middle East, 1948-1988by Joseph Nevo; Illan Pappé

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    A collection of articles assessing Jordan's position in the region in light of its quest for legitimacy as a state and as a Hashemite monarchy. Describes the country's role in the conflict with Israel and the balance of power between Palestinians and East Bankers. more...

  • Politics and Economy in Jordanby Rodney Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 200.00

    Jordan occupies centre stage in both Middle Eastern and Arabic politics, yet the kingdom itself is comparatively under-researched. This volume contains contributions from some of Jordan's most respected academics in the field of geography, economics and political science. A number of international specialists in Jordan have also made valuable contributions.... more...

  • Lion of Jordanby Avi Shlaim

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.00

    The first major account of the life of an extraordinary soldier and statesman, King Hussein of Jordan. Throughout his long reign (1953?1999), Hussein remained a dominant figure in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. For over forty years he walked a tightrope between Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand... more...

  • Jordanian-Israeli Relationsby Mutayyam al O'ran

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Jordan?s peace treaty with Israel was unique as it bore the promise of what was termed a "warm" peace between the two warring countries. With legitimacy provided by Madrid and Oslo, hopes for "true" peace, as the Israelis would describe it, were high. This book explores the Jordanian-Israeli relations from a Jordanian perspective, focusing on the... more...

  • Jordanby Beverley Milton-Edwards; Peter Hinchcliffe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Created as a mechanism for maintaining British influence through a local patron, Jordan?s future never looked certain. Nevertheless, under the leadership of the Hashemite monarchy led by Abdullah and then his grandson Hussein, the Kingdom of Jordan became a permanent feature on the map of the modern Middle East. Under the rule of King Abdullah... more...

  • The Fortress of the Ravenby Marcus Milwright

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    Textual and archaeological sources are employed to reconstruct the history of Karak in Jordan, 1100-1650 CE. The book establishes the ways in which the construction of a major castle at Karak affected the town and the surrounding rural hinterland. more...

  • Home and Homelandby Linda L. Layne

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 29.95

    In this provocative examination of collective identity in Jordan, Linda Layne challenges long-held Western assumptions that Arabs belong to easily recognizable corporate social groups. Who is a "true" Jordanian? Who is a "true" Bedouin? These questions, according to Layne, are examples of a kind of pigeonholing that has distorted the reality of Jordanian... more...

  • Voices from the Campsby Nabil Marshood

    UPA 2010; US$ 29.99

    Marshood has the eye of a sociologist, the ear of a psychologist, and the assessment of a non-aligned diplomat. more...

  • Jordanian Jerusalemby Kimberly Katz

    UPF 2005; US$ 44.95

    Explores the role of Jerusalem’s holy places in the process of creating a distinct national identity in Jordan from 1948 to 1967. more...

  • British Military Intervention and the Struggle for Jordanby Stephen Blackwell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Within two years of their abortive invasion of the Suez Canal zone in 1956, British troops once again intervened in a major Middle Eastern country. The Jordan intervention of July 1958 took place despite the steady decline of the British position in the country over the previous three years. This book examines why the government led by Harold Macmillan... more...