Sharif Hussein and the Campaign for a Modern Arab Empire

H.M. King Hussein and Musa Kazim Pasha surrounded by others
"Sir Herbert Samuel's second visit to Transjordan, etc. H.M. King Hussein and Musa Kazim Pasha [i.e., Musa Qassem al-Husseini], Amman"  (1923 or 1924, American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer)

On the occasion of the release of his latest book, Modern Arab Kingship: Remaking the Ottoman Political Order in the Interwar Middle East (Princeton University Press, 2023), Dr. Adam Mestyan has published an online article in Aeon digital magazine.  "The Arab Kingdom" details the proclamation of a new pan-Arab empire amid the chaos of the First World War, and the historical lessons to be learned from its eventual collapse.