© 1996

King Abdallah and Palestine

A Territorial Ambition


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gambit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 3-9
    3. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 10-30
    4. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 31-43
    5. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 44-50
  3. Check

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 53-83
    3. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 84-132
    4. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 133-147
    5. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 148-154
    6. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 155-161
    7. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 162-171
    8. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 184-195
  4. Postscript Incorporation Made Official

    1. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 196-199
  5. Conclusion

    1. Joseph Nevo
      Pages 200-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 208-259

About this book


When in 1921 the British created the 'Amirate of Transjordan' for Abdallah to rule, the barren and desolate region he was given made him concentrate almost from the start on Palestine for an expansionist drive that was to underpin the legitimacy of the kingdom he craved and lend lustre to the crown he coveted. Analyzing Abdallah's strategies vis-a-vis the other players involved - the British, the Jews, the Arab States and the Palestinian Arabs - the author painstakingly shows how Abdallah gradually went about fulfilling that lifelong ambition.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Middle Eastern HistoryUniversity of HaifaIsrael

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