The Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan
The Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy headed by His Majesty King Hussein, G.C.V.O., eldest son of King Talal, who, being incapacitated by mental illness, was deposed by Parliament on 11 Aug. 1952. The King was born 14 Nov. 1935, and married Princess Dina Abdel Hamid on 19 April 1955 (divorced 1957) and Toni Avril Gardiner (Muna al Husain) on 25 May 1961. Offspring: Princess Aliyah, born 13 Feb. 1956; crown prince Abdullah, born 30 Jan. 1962.
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Books of Reference
- The Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Amman, 1952Google Scholar
- The Economie Development of Jordan. Report of the International Bank Mission. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1957Google Scholar
- Dearden, A., Jordan. London, 1958Google Scholar
- Glubb, J. B., The Story of the Arab Legion. London, 1948Google Scholar
- —A Soldier with the Arabs. London, 1957Google Scholar
- Kirkbride, A. S., A Crackle of Thorns. London, 1956Google Scholar
- Morris, J., The Hashemite Kings. London, 1959Google Scholar
- Feake, F. G., A History of Transjordan and its Tribes. 2 vols. Amman, 1934Google Scholar
- Beton, O. K. W., Legislation of Transjordan, 1918–30. London, 1931. [Continued by the Government of Jordan as an annual publication: Jordan Legislation. Amman, 1932 ff.]Google Scholar