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King Hussein and the Challenge of Arab Radicalism : Jordan, 1955-1967 - Uriel Dann

King Hussein and the Challenge of Arab Radicalism

Jordan, 1955-1967

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Published: 5th September 1991
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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 alter the traditional bases of Arab politics.

"A clear, thoughtful, and persuasive account of the political fortunes of a remarkable contemporary figure in the Middle East."--Choice "A concise, knowledgeable, judicious, and often witty political history of Jordan."--American Historical Review "A welcome contribution to the slowly expanding field of Jordanian studies."--Middle East Journal "Compact and engaging...The first to look seriously at Jordanian political history of the 1950s and 1960s in more than a decade....Calling upon a vast array of sources, Dann offers a thorough, sober, and well-documented account of a slice of Jordanian politics....Dann's account--penetrating and incisive throughout, laced with wit and irony--not only offers much new information but corrects many nagging misperceptions."--Middle East Studies Association Bulletin "I had no idea what a gripping story this book would unfold....[It] is one of the few comprehensive, readable and full-documented works on the contemporary Arab world I have come across in a long while."--Jerusalem Post "A clear, thoughtful, and persuasive account of the political fortunes of a remarkable contemporary figure in the Middle East."--Choice "A concise, knowledgeable, judicious, and often witty political history of Jordan."--American Historical Review "A welcome contribution to the slowly expanding field of Jordanian studies."--Middle East Journal "Compact and engaging...The first to look seriously at Jordanian political history of the 1950s and 1960s in more than a decade....Calling upon a vast array of sources, Dann offers a thorough, sober, and well-documented account of a slice of Jordanian politics....Dann's account--penetrating and incisive throughout, laced with wit and irony--not only offers much new information but corrects many nagging misperceptions."--Middle East Studies Association Bulletin "I had no idea what a gripping story this book would unfold....[It] is one of the few comprehensive, readable and full-documented works on the contemporary Arab world I have come across in a long while."--Jerusalem Post "This volume is a concise, knoweldgeable, judicious and often witty political history of Jordan from 1955 to 1967."--American Historical Review "A useful, document-based study."--Middle East International

Introduction: The Jordanian Entityp. 3
First Trials
Last of the Beaten Trackp. 21
Glubb's Ouster and Its Aftermathp. 31
The Nabulsi Interludep. 39
The Major Test
The Crisis of April 1957p. 55
The Military Governmentp. 68
The Arab Federationp. 78
The Crisis of July 1958p. 86
The Veteran
Relaxationp. 99
Fresh Storms and Tense Interludesp. 108
The Breakup of the UAR and Afterp. 118
Summitryp. 136
In the Sign of the PLOp. 146
The Descent into Warp. 154
Conclusionp. 165
Epiloguep. 170
Notesp. 173
Name Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780195071344
ISBN-10: 0195071344
Series: Studies in Middle Eastern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th September 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.17  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.3