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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. more...

  • Politics and Economy in Jordanby Rodney Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 200.00

    Examines important elements in the economic and political systems in Jordan, and argues that the state possesses a certain amount of economic resilience and has successfully fostered a national identity. 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$ 49.95

    This book charts Jordanian-Israeli relations from a Jordanian perspective since 1994, and explores the reasons as to why a 'warmer' peace hasn't developed as a product of the peacebuilding process. more...

  • Jordanby Beverley Milton-Edwards; Peter Hinchcliffe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This volume, intended for both academic and general readers, offers an up to date overview of the history, politics and economics of Jordan and its role in a region disfigured by the Arab-Israeli conflict. 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$ 27.00

    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

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 29.99

    This sociological study explores refugee camps in Jordan, where refugees of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict share their plight and narrative of the Nakbeh (Catastrophe) of 1948. This book does not propose solutions; rather, it highlights the human side of the Palestinian trauma and the urgent need for a just solution. 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 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book examines why the government led by Harold Macmillan remained ready to use military force to prop up the regime of King Hussein. Stephen Blackwell provides new historical insights into the origins of the Anglo-American use of military power to protect their interests in the Middle East. more...