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King Hussein and the challenge of Arab radicalism [electronic resource] : Jordan 1955-1967 / Uriel Dann.

Author/Creator:
Dann, Uriel, 1922-1991.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press in cooperation with the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, c1989.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (219 p.)
Series:
Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Studies in Middle Eastern history
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Subjects:
Jordan -- History.
Jordan -- Politics and government -- 1952-1999.
Jordan -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- Jordan.
Hussein, King of Jordan, 1935-1999.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
When the young Hussein became the King of Jordan in 1953, conventional wisdom held that his days were numbered. As the embodiment of the socially conservative, pro-Western Jordanian state, he seemed little able to stand up to the rising forces of pan-Arab radicalism. Yet Hussein and the Jordanian monarchy have not only endured, they have thrived, and continue to play a vital role in Middle Eastern politics. Historian Uriel Dann here explores the political history of the formative years of the Jordanian state, uncovering the sources of its durability against forces seeking to fundamentally alte
Contents:
Contents; Introduction: The Jordanian Entity; I: First Trials; 1 Last of the Beaten Track; 2 Glubb's Ouster and Its Aftermath; 3 The Nabulsi Interlude; II: The Major Test; 4 The Crisis of April 1957; 5 The Military Government; 6 The Arab Federation; 7 The Crisis of July 1958; III: The Veteran; 8 Relaxation; 9 Fresh Storms and Tense Interludes; 10 The Breakup of the UAR and After; 11 Summitry; 12 In the Sign of the PLO; 13 The Descent into War; Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Name Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-201) and index.
ISBN:
1-280-44116-X
0-19-802218-2
1-4237-3690-7
0-19-505498-9
1-60129-842-0
OCLC:
437154836