From Abdullah to Hussein: Jordan in Transition

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Oxford University Press, 17 лют. 1994 р. - 272 стор.
This book 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 (1951-1957). 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 at 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 and newly released archival resources, this 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.

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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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Сторінка xi - University: the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies.
Сторінка 195 - Amnon Cohen, Political Parties in the West Bank Under the Jordanian Regime, 1949-1967 (Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 1982).
Сторінка 195 - Jordan. 1952 Census of Housing : Statistics for Districts, Subdistricts, Nahiyas and Principal Towns. Amman: Greek Convent Press, 1953.
Сторінка 187 - ... democratic system in this hemisphere, so as to permit national and international public opinion to gauge the degree of identification of political regimes and governments with that system, thus contributing to the eradication of forms of dictatorship, despotism, or tyranny, without weakening respect for the right of peoples freely to choose their own form of government, DECLARES : 1.
Сторінка 158 - Union's own territory could easily be "pinched off"; moreover, he observed that because Moscow knew this too, it was unlikely to "make a big investment in areas which they could not hold.
Сторінка 7 - Abdullah built up a circle of non-Transjordanians who attained power and privilege solely because they had thrown in their lot with his. Loyalty to the monarchy was the only guarantee of their status; their vested interest in the survival and prosperity of Hashemite Jordan was almost as great as that of the Hashemites themselves. It was a mutually beneficial relationship, so much so that the partnership of Hashemite kings and an expatriate elite of "king's men...

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Robert Satloff, an expert on Arab and Islamic politics, is executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Soon after 9/11, he and his family moved to Rabat, Morocco, where he launched a search for Arab heroes of the Holocaust. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Jennie Litvack, and two sons, Benjamin and William.

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