Al-Mamlaka Al-Urduniya Al-Hashemiyah (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Egyptian control was established over Semitic Amorite tribes in the Jordan valley in the 16th century BC. However, Egypt’s conflict with the Hittite Empire allowed the development of autonomous kingdoms such as Edom, Moab, Gilead and Ammon (centred on modern Amman). The Israelites settled on the east bank of the Jordan in the 13th century and crossed into Canaan. David subjugated Moab, Edom and Ammon in the 10th century but the Assyrians wrested control in the 9th century, remaining until 612 BC. Nabataea expanded in the south during the Babylonian and Persian periods until conquered for Rome by Pompey in the 1st century BC. After Trajan’s campaign of 106 AD, the Jordan area was absorbed as Arabia Petraea.


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Further Reading

  1. Department of Statistics. Statistical Yearbook Google Scholar
  2. Central Bank of Jordan. Monthly Statistical Bulletin Google Scholar
  3. Dallas, R., King Hussein, The Great Survivor. Profile Books, London, 1998Google Scholar
  4. Rogan, E. and Tell, T. (eds.) Village, Steppe and State: the Social Origins of Modern Jordan. London, 1994Google Scholar
  5. Salibi, Kamal, The Modern History of Jordan. I. B. Tauris, London, 1998Google Scholar
  6. Satloff, R. B., From Abdullah to Hussein: Jordan in Transition. OUP, 1994Google Scholar
  7. Wilson, M. C., King Abdullah, Britain and the making of Jordan. CUP, 1987Google Scholar
  8. National statistical office: National Information Centre, P. O. Box 259 Jubeiha, 11941 AmmanGoogle Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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