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

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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 ...

The Making of Jordan: Tribes, Colonialism and the Modern State 2009, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781848850132

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