>

A History of Jordan
A History of Jordan Philip Robins 0521598958 9780521598958 Philip Robins survey of Jordans political history begins in the early 1920s, continues through the years of the British Mandate, and traces events over the next half century to the present da
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary
 

A History of Jordan by Philip Robins

Philip Robins survey of Jordans political history begins in the early 1920s, continues through the years of the British Mandate, and traces events over the next half century to the present day. Throughout the period, the countrys fortunes were closely identified with its head of state, King Hussein, until his death in 1999. In the early days, as the author testifies, the kings prospects were often regarded as grim. However, both King and country survived a variety of existential challenges, from assassination attempts and internal subversion, to a civil war with the Palestine Liberation Organisation and, in the 1970s and 1980s, Jordan emerged as an apparently stable and prosperous state. However, King Husseins death, the succession of his son, Abdullah II, and recent political upheavals have plunged the country back into uncertainty. This is an incisive account, compellingly told, about one of the leading players in the Middle East. Philip Robins is University Lecturer in Politics with special reference to the Middle East in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is Suits and Uniforms: Turkish Foreign Policy since the Cold War (2003).

Author: Philip Robins

Language: English

Edition: First Edition (Unsta

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2004-02-09

Our Price: $24.50

:22
ISBN: 0521598958
Quantity:

Description
 
Philip Robins (Edition: First Edition (Unsta) Paperback