A History of Jordan

This book surveys the political history of Jordan from the early 1920's and into the reign of King Abdullah II.

In A History of Jordan (Cambridge, 2004) Philip Robins surveys the political history of Jordan from the early 1920's and into the reign of King Abdullah II.

He reviews the major events that have contributed to the formation of a political community within the country during this period.

Some of these are the British mandate, the 1921 Cairo Conference that gave the Hashemite regime King Abdullah jurisdiction over Transjordan, the 1946 proclamation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; the 1967 war with Israel and the loss of the West Bank; the clashes with the PLO in the 1970's; the 1994 peace treaty with Israel; and the demise of King Hussein in 1999.

Robins brings his narrative up to a review of the initial years of Abdullah's reign, from 1999 until 2003.

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