A History of Modern Yemen

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 7, 2000 - History - 285 pages
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 story is fast-moving and accessible, augmented by illustrations, maps and a detailed chronology. This book is for anyone interested in discovering more about a little-known slice of Arab history.
 

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Contents

19181948
28
the 195os
58
the 196os
89
Two Yemeni states in the 197os
120
FIGURES
142
politics and economics through
151
Yemen as a single state
183
Major tribal groupings of the North
215
Notes
223
References
255
Index
272
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