From Abdullah to Hussein: Jordan in Transition

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - 251 стор.
More than forty years on the throne have given King Hussein and the Hashemite Kingdom an aura of security, stability and permanence. In the face of numerous enemies and adversaries, Hussein's resilience has remained constant. From Abdullah to Hussein examines the most turbulent period in the history of Jordan's ruling house, the six years following the assassination of the kingdom's founder, Abdullah, in 1951. Those years witnessed the country's lone episode of weak monarchy, when the king - the novice Hussein or his ill-starred father, Talal - was not the preeminent political actor in the land. Rather, it was during that time that the regime was left in the hands of a mix of Palestinian, Transjordanian, and Circassian royalists who had never before wielded executive authority inside the kingdom. Based on exclusive interviews, including two sessions with King Hussein, and newly released archival resources from the United States, Britain, Israel and Jordan, the book traces the only two royal successions in Jordanian history: the eleven-month reign of the little-known Talal, and the early years of King Hussein. Throughout, it chronicles the relationship between King and "King's men" that saw Jordan pull itself back from the brink of political disaster and permitted young Hussein to restore a ruling coalition of King, Government and Army that has remained the foundation of the regime ever since. The first scholarly examination of the transition from Abdullah to Talal to King Hussein, this book takes an in-depth look at domestic politics inside Jordan, including the kingdom's early efforts at multi-party elections. It will be of great interest to historians, scholars, and students of themodern Arab world.
 

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The Passing of an Era Already Past
3
1 A Kingdom Without a King
13
2 Kingpins Kingmakers and Wouldbe Kings
30
3 The Short Unhappy Reign of King Talal
42
4 Abul Huda in Command
58
5 From Liberty to License
73
6 Abul Hudas Last Hurrah
90
7 Hussein and the Baghdad Pact
108
8 Charting a New Course
126
9 The Kingdom Unraveled
144
10 The Kingdom Restored
160
Notes
177
Bibliography
233
Index
247
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Robert B. Satloff, Executive Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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