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Britain and Jordan: Imperial Strategy, King Abdullah I and the Zionist Movement

Britain and Jordan: Imperial Strategy, King Abdullah I and the Zionist Movement
Tancred Bradshaw

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In the wake of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, it has often been alleged, King Abdullah I of Jordan and the Zionist movements colluded to partition Mandate Palestine between them, while Great Britain, the retreating imperial power, gave them tacit approval to do so. Here, Tancred Bradshaw challenges these allegations, looking at the complex and often strained relations between the emerging states of Jordan, Israel and the at first hegemonic, and then crumbling, British Empire. Using a wide range of primary sources which have previously been largely ignored, 'Britain and Jordan' offers an essential re-examination of the relationships which were to shape the Middle East as it is today. It thus contains vital analysis for anyone involved in the study of the Middle East, its politics and history, as well as the demise of Britain's empire in the region.

Author Info

Tancred Bradshaw received his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and has since taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, City University and Florida State University.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848853102
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2012
Number of Pages: 320
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: 10 integrated bw illustrations

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