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A short history of Iraq : from 636 to the present /
Thabit A.J. Abdullah.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
London ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2003.
description
xxii, 234 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0582505798
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Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2003.
isbn
0582505798
catalogue key
5049391
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-222) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
The twentieth century witnessed the transformation of the area known currently as Iraq from a backward region of the Ottoman Empire, to one of the most important and dynamic states in the Middle East. The rise of modern Iraq has its roots in the second half of the nineteenth century when Ottoman reforms led to gradual state modernization and increasing integration in the World Economy. British control after World War I was one of the determining factors in the establishment of the current borders of the country and the nature of its subsequent national identity. The other important factor was the highly heterogeneous nature of Iraqi society being divided along tribal, ethnic, religious, and sectarian lines. This book focuses on the interaction between the old and the new, or between continuity and change, as it is manifested in the nature of social development, nation-building, the state and the political opposition.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This history of Iraq focuses on the interaction between the old and the new, or between continuity and change, as it is manifested in the nature of social development, nation-building, the state and the political opposition.
Table of Contents
Introduction
From the Arab Conquest to the Fall of Baghdad, 637-1258
Iraq Under Mongol and Turkman Rule, 1258-1534
The First Three Centuries of Ottoman Rule, 1534-1831
The Tanzimat & Young Turk Period, 1831-1918
Mandate & Monarchy, 1918-1958
The Struggle for the Republic, 1958-1979
The Dictatorship of Saddam Husayn, 1979 to the Present Conclusion
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