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A History of Modern Yemen

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Yemen's modern history is unique and deserves to be better understood. While the borders of most Middle East states were defined by colonial powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, a single Yemeni state was not formed until 1990. In fact, much of Yemen's twentieth-century history was taken up constructing such a state, forged after years of civil war. The book is ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 29th 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published December 7th 2000)
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Derek Ide
Jul 02, 2016 Derek Ide rated it really liked it
There are parts of this text where the author name drops so many tribal leaders in succession that he seems more interested in dazzling you with his wide breadth of knowledge regarding local (often irrelevant) Yemeni figures than anything else. At other (important) junctures you desire more detail and he fails to deliver (i.e. Hamdi's assassination) and leaves you with questionable phrases that conceal actors and intent. That said, the book is still a valuable resource for students interested in ...more
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Mar 15, 2007 PMP rated it liked it
Shelves: pasttense
"They're all in agreement from Sanaa to London
All in it together, Sayyids and Christians.
They're dividing the land, each setting up idols,
Apportioning Yemen to headmen and Sultans.
If I tried to complain, I'd not know to whom.
My trust has collapsed in my friends and my fellows..."
- Al Qardai, a Shaykh of Murad

A competent account, with a balanced ear for voices from all sides.
Andrew
Jan 31, 2013 Andrew rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a dense scholarly text. If you are not a serious student of Yemen, look elsewhere.
Daniel
Jul 03, 2007 Daniel rated it it was ok
Very interesting but a bit difficult to get through...
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