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A History of Modern Yemen

A History of Modern Yemen

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  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794824

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  • Yemen's modern history is unique and deserves to be better understood. While the borders of most Middle East states were defined by colonial powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, a single Yemeni state was not formed until 1990. In fact, much of Yemen's twentieth-century history was taken up constructing such a state, forged after years of civil war. The book is augmented by illustrations, maps and a detailed chronology.

    • A unique and innovative account of the history and anthropology of modern Yemen
    • Accessible to students and general readers with illustrations, maps, and chronology providing further elucidation
    • An interdiscplinary approach, given the author's coverage of history, politics and anthropology
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    'If you have time to read a single book on Yemen's recent past, Paul Dresch's A History of Modern Yemen is the one for you.' American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794824
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 156 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 12 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Turkey, Britain, and Imam Yahya: the years around 1900
    2. Yahya and the British:
    3. A new form of politics: the 1950s
    4. Revolutions and civil wars: the 1960s
    5. Two Yemeni states in the 1970s
    6. Yemen in a wider world: politics and economics through the 1980s
    7. United Yemen.

  • Author

    Paul Dresch, University of Oxford

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