The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951 by Avi Shlaim

The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

byAvi Shlaim

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In this reissue of the abridged paperback edition of his critically acclaimed Collusion Across the Jordan, Professor Shlaim chronicles King Abdullah's relationship with the Zionist movement from his appointment as Emir of Transjordan in 1921 to his assassination in 1951. Focusing on theevents that led to the partition of Palestine, the author, a leading figure in the school of revisionist Israeli historians, challenges many of the myths and legends that have come to surround the first Arab-Israeli war and the creation of the State of Israel. For this reissue, Professor Shlaim haswritten a new Introduction, placing the book in the wider context of the on-going debate about 1948, and reflecting on the subsequent course of Israeli-Jordanian relations, which culminated in the signing of a peace treaty in 1994. This is a masterly and authoritative study, which not onlyilluminates the past, but adds substantially to our understanding of the present. It is essential reading for all those interested in the politics of the Middle East. Winner of the W. J. M. Mackenzie prize

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Avi Shlaim is at St Antony's College, Oxford.
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Title:The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951Format:PaperbackPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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`offers a penetrating analysis of the Zionist/Israeli-Abdullah relationship, full of relevatons derived from Shlaim's extensive archival research and interviews with surviving political and miliatry fitures of the period ... lively recounting of secret correspondence and clandestine meetings... Shlaim brings to life the day-to-day history of the pivotal period of Israel's birth'Neil Caplan, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol.36,No.2, 2001