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Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire : Transjordan, 1850-1921 - Eugene L. Rogan

Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire

Transjordan, 1850-1921

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Published: 28th January 2000
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Using new archival material from Ottoman, Arabic and European sources, Eugene Rogan documents the case of Transjordan to provide a theoretically informed account of how the Ottoman state restructured itself during the last decades of its empire. In so doing, he explores the idea of frontier as a geographical and cultural boundary and sheds light on the processes of state formation that led to the creation of the Middle East as it is today. The book concludes with an examination of the Ottoman legacy in the modern state of Jordan.

'Rogan has written an authoritative account of Transjordan ... The reader will readily accept his arguments not only because of the overwhelming evidence of the facts presented but also because of the clear and straight-forward argumentation, which is free of theoretical overload.' Maurus Reinkowski, Die Welt des Islams 'A rich and well documented study, which certainly changes our picture of the history of the regions which nowadays are known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. A study which also arouses questions, and gives ideas for the future studies on this part of the Middle East. A highly recommended reading for anybody interested in the history the Middle East.' Acta Orientalia 'Rogan paints an intriguing and nuanced picture of a frontier society's experience of incorporation into the modern state ... Rogan's book is likely to be the standard work on the subject for many years to come, and it is a rich source for considering a number of salient issues in the history of the modern Middle East as well as of the accidental Jordanian kingdom. The author's empathy for the people of the country and his interest in their participation in their own history make this a laudable example of committed yet critical humanist scholarship.' International Journal of Middle East Studies 'Eugene Rogan's impressively researched book is a welcome addition to the burgeoning field of Ottoman provincial history.' Middle East Journal

Introduction
The Transjordan frontier in 1850
Ottomans: establishing a permanent presence in Transjordan
Settlement: colonization, the application of the 1858 land law, and their fiscal consequences
Merchants
Missionaries
Accommodation: rapid social change in Ottoman Transjordan
Resistance: popular rebellion and the 1910 Karak Revolt
The First World War
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780521663120
ISBN-10: 0521663121
Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.6