The Making of Jordan: Tribes, Colonialism and the Modern State

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I.B.Tauris, 15 באפר׳ 2007 - 214 עמודים
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At the beginning of the 20th century Jordan, like much of the Middle East, was a loose collection of tribes. By the time of its independence in 1946 it had the most firmly embedded state structures in the Arab world. Drawing on previously untapped sources, Yoav Alon examines how the disparate clan networks of Jordan were integrated into the Hashemite monarchy, with the help of the British colonial administrators. Looking at the growth of key state institutions from a grassroots perspective, Alon shows how they co-opted the structures of tribal society, and produced a distinctive hybrid between modern statehood and tribal confederacy which still characterizes Jordan to this day. Alon’s innovative approach to the origins of modern Jordan provides fresh insights not only into Jordan itself but into colonialism, modernity and the development of the state in the Middle East.
 

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Transjordan on the Eve of Abdullahs Arrival
13
Bedu Amir or Constitutional Monarch? The Struggle for the Nature
37
The Making of a Colonial State 19241930
61
Glubb Pasha and the Desert Tribes 19281936
84
State Consolidation and Tribal Participation 19301946
110
Towards an Appraisal of the Mandates Legacy in Jordan
148
Tribes and Shaykhs
159
Notes
167
Bibliography
194
Index
203
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Yoav Alon is a Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Tel Aviv.

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