Sir John Glubb, better known as Glubb. Pasha, was born in , and served in. France in the First World War from to. In he left the regular. PDF | The recent accession by St Antony’s College Oxford of papers from British army officer John Bagot Glubb, commander of Transjordan’s Arab Legion. It is easy to dismiss Jordan as small, dull and insignificant: a minnow among the big beasts of the Middle East. But as Graham Jevon’s.

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Glubb, John Bagot, Sir. In Glubb succeeded Frederick G. The coming declaration of Israel as an independent state promised to embroil the Arabs in a difficult war. Political Islam in Tunisia: On May 4, a week before the British Palestine Mandate would expire, Arab tanks, armored cars of the Desert Patrol and riflemen drawn from the Arab locals stormed the four Jewish settlements that comprised the Etzion Bloc. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

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However in writing this from the relative safety of suburban Washington, DC, it is not our intention to urge this course on the heroic Israelis who currently face an added existential threat from Iran.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Pasga Access To purchase short term access, please sign pasna to your Oxford Academic account above. Essentially at war with the Saudis, the Ikhwan had turned to raiding the defenseless villages of both Iraq and Trans-Jordan for oasha and sustenance.

General remarks Arab wordings A complicated transliteration was waived. Another requirement of a separate nation-state is unified control. Within a few years he had persuaded the Bedouin to abandon their habit of raiding neighbouring tribes.


This brings people together, but their many offensive qualities and intolerable faults drive them apart again. During his stay in Iraq glybb mayor task was to decrease 18 Ibid. Referenz nicht gefunden Conclusion The first chapter of this paper introduced John Bagot Pasga to the reader as a not so untypical English middle class man of his day. Luckily for Glubb, three more Huwaitat, less intimidated by army formality, soon enlisted, then 17 more.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. His adopted countrymen demanded glory and victory, and his king, Abdullah, had a throne to protect and loyal subjects to appease. That would have been regarded as unjust and as a fraud on the people to whom we were appealing. When the need for warmth brought them closer together again, their quills again forced them apart.

Foreign AffairsApril Laurence, whom finding himself as an illegitimate son of a nobleman, dreamt during his childhood years of being a knight and realized this dream in Arabia. In addition to combatting the Ikhwan, Glubb went to war against illiteracy, launching a reading and writing campaign among the Huwaitat. He was then transferred to Iraq inwhich Britain had started governing under a League of Nations Mandate following war, and was posted to Ramadi in “to maintain a rickety floating bridge over the river [Euphrates], carried on boats made of reeds daubed with bitumen “, as he later put it.

To be English means to distinguish oneself from members of other people-groups in certain ways: All of the other engagements contained pledges that the Arab or Muslim populations could establish national governments of their own choosing according to the principle of self-determination.

They fill them with Lebanese, Iraqis, Jordanians and Egyptians, and, mirabile dictu, they are Palestinians. When armed truces were broken by the Gazans, Hamas, that claims control, always blames the problem on other terrorist organizations.

During the war, a bullet ripped off the tip of his chin, leaving it lopsided and incongruous to his plump cheeks and otherwise rounded face. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The NeoConservative Christian Right says: Defence Medal United Kingdom.


Sir John Bagot Glubb

Bashar al-Assad, faced an unprecedented challenge to its…. The second chapter introduced us to the idea that as there are stereotypes for how an Arab should be, there are also stereotypes of how an Englishman behaves. He had the impecca- ble manners and complete self-assurance of the true aristocrat and was a staunch friend. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

An Israeli Professor in Haifa named Steven Plaut suggests, tongue in cheek, that the Arabs must have changed the name of the area from Judea and Samaria to the “West Bank” so they wouldn’t look silly in claiming that the Jews were illegally settling in eponymous Judea. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Arab tribe within the larger Quraysh tribe. Related articles in Google Scholar. Log In Sign Up. General Service Medal Glubb ascribes the Bedouin this attitude of freedom as follows: Circumstances changed, British interests changed, and the British Government also changed.

It sounds incredible but he never had any form of contract with the Jordan government; nor does his salary compare with that paid to a British army general. Resigning his British army commission in to become an administrator for the Iraqi government, he lived among the Bedouins, spoke their language, understood their customs and worked for their greater good.

The Arab Legion later became the Jordanian Army. At stake for Glubb, from a military perspective, was a huge British-organized arms glybb bound for Amman. The Mandate preserved the civil and religious rights of the local Arabs but did not create any political rights for them.