By Yoav Alon
Shaykh Mithqal al-Fayiz's lifestyles spanned a interval of dramatic transformation within the heart East. Born within the Eighteen Eighties in the course of a time of speedy modernization around the Ottoman Empire, Mithqal led his tribe via global struggle 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 nearby politics over the a long time, he redefined the fashionable position of the shaykh.
In following Mithqal's extraordinary lifestyles, this e-book explores tribal management within the sleek center East extra usually. The aid 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 approach. The long-standing alliances among tribal elites and the royal relatives clarify, to a wide volume, the extreme resilience of Hashemite rule in Jordan and the country's relative balance. Mithqal al-Fayiz's lifestyles and paintings as a shaykh supply a extraordinary person tale, in addition to a distinct window into the historical past, society, and politics of Jordan.