A collection of articles assessing Jordan's position in the region in light of its quest for legitimacy as a state and as a Hashemite monarchy. Describes the country's role in the conflict with Israel, the balance of power between Palestinians and East Bankers, and Jordan's focus on its Arab and int. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, in association with St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1988.
Book — xxi, 273 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Introduction - The Emergence of the Transjordan Option - Britain and the War of 1948 (May-June 1948) - Britain, Bernadotte and the Greater Transjordan - The Anglo-Israeli War over the Negev - The Creation of the Greater Transjordan - Britain and the United Nations Conciliation Efforts - British Policy Towards the Refugee Problem - British Policy Towards the Israeli-Transjordanian Negotiations - The Elusive Peace: Britain and Abdullah's Quest for Peace - Conclusions - Notes and References - Bibliography - Appendices - Index.
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In an analysis of Britain's policy towards Palestine in the post-mandatory era, the author examines the circumstances which led to the formulation of Britain's policy - the partition of mandatory Palestine between Israel and Jordan - and the stages of its implementation. The major theme that emerges is that Britain's Middle East policy was a function of two main features: Britain's close alliance with Transjordan, and its pragmatic adaptability to developments in the area. Based on primary sources made available only recently in British, Israeli and American archives, the book offers new insights into a policy which was to have far-reaching effects. (source: Nielsen Book Data)