By Yoav Alon
Shaykh Mithqal al-Fayiz's lifestyles spanned a interval of dramatic transformation within the center East. Born within the Eighties in the course of a time of quick modernization around the Ottoman Empire, Mithqal led his tribe via global conflict I, the advance and decline of colonial rule and founding of Jordan, the institution of the kingdom of Israel and the Arab-Israeli clash that ensued, and the increase of pan-Arabism. As Mithqal navigated local politics over the many years, he redefined the fashionable position of the shaykh.
In following Mithqal's impressive lifestyles, this ebook explores tribal management within the glossy center East extra usually. The help of Mithqal's tribe to the Jordanian Hashemite regime extends again to the construction of Jordan in 1921 and has characterised its political process ever considering the fact that. The long-standing alliances among tribal elites and the royal kinfolk clarify, to a wide quantity, the intense resilience of Hashemite rule in Jordan and the country's relative balance. Mithqal al-Fayiz's lifestyles and paintings as a shaykh provide a amazing person tale, in addition to a different window into the background, society, and politics of Jordan.