The City of Ma'an In the Early Days of The Emirate In Trans Jordan

Hind Abu al-Sha'ar


The registers of the resolutions of municipal councils are among the most
important sources for the study of the urban centers in Jordan at the end of the
Ottoman period and the beginning of the Emirate of Transjordan. These
registers shed light on the culture, structure and activities of the population
and clarify the relationship between the local government administration and
the population. I used the earliest municipal register of Ma‘an in southern
Jordan, which began four years after Ma‘an became part of the Emirate of
Transjordan. From them it was possible to study the economic and social
conditions in the city of Ma‘an and the relationship of the municipality with
the population and its role in improving health and economic conditions at the
beginning of the Emirate of Transjordan.


Ma‘an, Emirate of Transjordan, Jordan, municipality, municipal

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