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The Making of Jordan: Tribes, Colonialism and the Modern State
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 he ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by I. B. Tauris
(first published January 1st 2007)
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Jan 10, 2012 Kat added it
The Making of Jordan: Tribes, Colonialism and the Modern State is absolutely fascinating, surprisingly accessible to non-academics, and is impressively well-researched. The language is precise, well-organized, and thorough. It is a multi-faceted, subtly nuanced, in-depth analysis of the tribes' integral role in state formation. Andrew Shryock, professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and author of Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination: Oral History and Textual Authority in ...more