Jordan and the Administrative Legacy of the Umayyads

The Umayyad desert complex of Qusayra ‘Amra, one of Jordan’s famous “desert castles” (qusur), dated to the eighth century CE. Photo by Tareq Ramdan At the crossroads of numerous, sometimes overlapping and intersecting empires and civilizations, Jordan has become the final resting place for a dizzying array of historical and archaeological treasures. While dotted by [...]

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