Historical Dictionary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1991 - History - 140 pages
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Jordan has been at the crossroads of Middle East events since Biblical times. In contemporary times, the recent Persian Gulf crisis and the long-simmering Arab-Israeli conflict have thrust Jordan into a troublesome but crucial role. But despite its unstable setting, it has experienced remarkably stable leadership_since 1953, King Hussein has steered the country through the difficulties of internal strife, Middle East wars, and international pressure. This new historical dictionary provides in a convenient format a broad array of data and descriptive material on this crucial state. With the most comprehensive bibliography available on Jordan.

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Peter Gubser (D.Phil., Oxford; MA, American University of Beirut; BA, Yale) is President, ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) and the author of numerous books and articles on Jordan and the Middle East, including Jordan: Crossroads of Middle Eastern Events and Politics and Change in Al-Karak, Jordan. His current position involves him deeply in social and economic development issues of the region as well as in the relations among the major participants in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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