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Political Legacy of King Hussein by Alexander Bligh
  

Political Legacy of King Hussein

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Political Legacy of King Hussein by Alexander Bligh

This book uncovers the true force behind most of the political processes in the Middle East over almost half a century. Through constant confrontations and negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians, under the watchful eye of the United States, the King managed to create a new Middle Eastern nation-state: the Jordanian country and its people. The focus of the book is Husseins deep concern for the future of the last Hashemite monarchy, together with his own set of personal and ideological convictions, as they impacted on many of his strategic decisions and their contribution to the formation of present-day Jordan.

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This book, written by a former adviser on Arab affairs to the prime minister of Israel, is a detailed and highly laudatory account of the policies pursued by King Hussein of Jordan from 1963 until his death in 1999. Bligh argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Hussein 'was one of the main figures shaping the fate of the Middle East since the 1960ss -- Recommended. -- Choice. The Political Legacy of King Hussein is probably the first serious book published after the untimely demise of the Jordanian monarch that sums up his political activity and heritage. In this richly documented and well written study, Dr. Bligh describes and analyses King Hussein's survival strategy in the last four decades of the 20th century, i.e., the late king's efforts to ensure the survival of both the Hashemite dynasty and Jordan itself. -- Middle East Journal.


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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2007

Author

Alexander Bligh

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Publisher

Sussex Academic Press

Format

Paperback
257 pages

Categories



Biography: historical, political & military
Politics & government

ISBN

9781845192372

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