The Resource The Shaykh of Shaykhs : Mithqal al-Fayiz and Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan, (ebook)

The Shaykh of Shaykhs : Mithqal al-Fayiz and Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan, (ebook)

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The Shaykh of Shaykhs : Mithqal al-Fayiz and Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan
Title
The Shaykh of Shaykhs
Title remainder
Mithqal al-Fayiz and Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan
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Language
eng
Summary
Shaykh Mithqal al-Fayiz's life spanned a period of dramatic transformation in the Middle East. Born in the 1880s during a time of rapid modernization across the Ottoman Empire, Mithqal led his tribe through World War I, the development and decline of colonial rule and founding of Jordan, the establishment of the state of Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict that ensued, and the rise of pan-Arabism. As Mithqal navigated regional politics over the decades, he redefined the modern role of the shaykh. In following Mithqal's remarkable life, this book explores tribal leadership in the modern Middle East more generally. The support of Mithqal's tribe to the Jordanian Hashemite regime extends back to the creation of Jordan in 1921 and has characterized its political system ever since. The long-standing alliances between tribal elites and the royal family explain, to a large extent, the extraordinary resilience of Hashemite rule in Jordan and the country's relative stability. Mithqal al-Fayiz's life and work as a shaykh offer a notable individual story, as well as a unique window into the history, society, and politics of Jordan
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Midwest
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Alon, Yoav
Dewey number
956.95042092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Fayiz, Mithqal
  • Bedouins
  • Statesmen
  • Tribal government
  • Jordan
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adult
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The Shaykh of Shaykhs : Mithqal al-Fayiz and Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780804799348
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11891853
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remote
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11891853
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MWT11891853
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Shaykh of Shaykhs : Mithqal al-Fayiz and Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804799348
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891853
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891853
System control number
MWT11891853
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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