Historical Dictionary of Yemen

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Scarecrow Press, 1995 - History - 507 pages
North Yemen and South Yemen the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY), respectively united to form the Republic of Yemen (ROY) in 1990. This volume, the historical dictionary proper as well as the lengthy descriptive essay and detailed chronology, cover an array of events, persons, institutions, and other features of Yemen from ancient times to the short civil war that put the ROY to the test in mid-1994. Both parts of Yemen receive equal treatment over the many centuries before unification. Emphasis is upon the twentieth century: in the north, the period of the notable Hamid al-Din imanate and the YAR's fitfully successful republican rule after the 1962 Revolution; and, in the south, the last several decades of British imperial rule in Aden Colony and the Aden Protectorates and the PDRY's experimentation with radical socialism after independence from Britain in 1967. The dictionary, descriptive essay, and chronology are complemented by an up-to-date bibliography with 17 subject headings.

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\Robert D. Burrowes (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the University of Washington. He taught for many years at New York University, the American University of Beirut, and Hunter College (CUNY). He lived and worked North Yemen from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, and is the author of The Yemen Arab Republic: The Politics of Development, 1962-1986 (Westview Press, 1987), as well as numerous articles on the politics of North Yemen, South Yemen, and the newly-unified Republic of Yemen.

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