[Autom. eng. transl.] Risen almost unexpectedly at the epilogue of the first world war on the basis of the phase of recomposition of the post-Ottoman Middle East space, the (trans) Jordanian state represents among the least debated political and institutional experiences analyzed by area historiography. Often compressed within rather rigid readings, the Hashemite Kingdom has been more frequently described in light of the personal abilities of its monarchs, their religious legitimacy and the value of its reference political class. Nevertheless, the birth and consolidation of the Jordanian state tell of a far more intricate comparison between forces and often conflicting interests. The volume aims to deconstruct these "traditional" categories with the intention of offering an analytical reading of the country from the early twentieth century to the most recent "Arab revolts" both in the light of Middle Eastern history and the incessant dialectic between the Jordanian political regime and his company. It thus intends to trace a path along the multiple frontiers, boundaries and socio-political and spatial spheres that have been created, delineated, compressed and even rejected in the course of the history of institutions and regional politics. Since the founding of the Emirate during the 1920s, Jordan has been a full protagonist of this complex political dynamic, an example of its ability to base its longevity on endemic weaknesses and the strengths of the regional context, thanks also to the constant interest on the part of the major international players.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The Kingdom of Jordan. Borders and borders in the history and institutions of the Hashemite monarchy|
|Number of pages||396|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- state building process
- storia e istituzioni