Search Results for "a-history-of-iraq"

A History of Iraq

A History of Iraq

  • Author: Charles Tripp
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521529006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 324
  • View: 572
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This updated edition of Charles Tripp's A History of Iraq covers events since 1998, and looks at present-day developments right up to mid-2002. Since its establishment by the British in the 1920s Iraq has witnessed the rise and fall of successive regimes, culminating in the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Tripp traces Iraq's political history from its nineteenth-century roots in the Ottoman empire, to the development of the state, its transformation from monarchy to republic and the rise of the Ba'th party and the ascendancy of Saddam Hussein.

A Brief History of Iraq

A Brief History of Iraq

  • Author: Hala Mundhir Fattah,Frank Caso
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816057672
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
  • View: 9524
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Introduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world's countries, with each volume covering a specific country and offering a concise history of the struggles and triumphs of the peoples and cultures that have called that country home.

The History of Iraq

The History of Iraq

  • Author: Courtney Hunt
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313334146
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
  • View: 4127
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Describes the history of Iraq, from its beginnings as the Sumarian civilization in Mesopotamia through the second Gulf War and the first free elections held in Iraq in early 2005.

Der Irak seit 1958

Der Irak seit 1958

von der Revolution zur Diktatur

  • Author: Peter Sluglett,Marion Farouk-Sluglett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518116616
  • Category: Iraq
  • Page: 345
  • View: 1400
DOWNLOAD NOW »

A Nostalgic Trip Into the History of the Jews of Iraq

A Nostalgic Trip Into the History of the Jews of Iraq

  • Author: Yūsuf Rizq Allāh Ghanīmah
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761812258
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9134
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A Nostalgic Trip into the History of the Jews of Iraq presents a history of the oldest Jewish community in the world. It contains facts and stories about the Iraqi Jewish Community from the Garden of Eden through 1924.

Writing the Modern History of Iraq

Writing the Modern History of Iraq

Historiographical and Political Challenges

  • Author: Jordi Tejel
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814390550
  • Category: History
  • Page: 559
  • View: 5594
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The history of Iraq is made up of successive and radical breaks (coup d'état, changes of regime, military invasions), the chronological markers of which are easy to identify. Although researchers cannot ignore these disruptions, it is also necessary to establish a link between the moments when the breaks occur and the longer term, in order to shed light on the period under study. Combining different disciplines (history, sociology, political science and anthropology), the book seeks to advance some milestones that will allow for a renewed perspective on Iraqi 20th century history and propose a narrative that fits into new paradigms. Finally, the book tackles different periods (monarchy, republic, Ba'thist, etc.) with an interest in diverse spheres of the Iraqi society (arts, politics, religious, tribal, etc.).

Bush in Babylon

Bush in Babylon

die Re-Kolonisierung des Irak

  • Author: Tariq Ali
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783720524803
  • Category: Iraq
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9065
DOWNLOAD NOW »

A History of the Iraq Crisis

A History of the Iraq Crisis

France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991–2003

  • Author: Frédéric Bozo
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231801394
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
  • View: 2176
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In March 2003, the United States and Great Britain invaded Iraq to put an end to the regime of Saddam Hussein. The war was launched without a United Nations mandate and was based on the erroneous claim that Iraq had retained weapons of mass destruction. France, under President Jacques Chirac and Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, spectacularly opposed the United States and British invasion, leading a global coalition against the war that also included Germany and Russia. The diplomatic crisis leading up to the war shook both French and American perceptions of each other and revealed cracks in the transatlantic relationship that had been building since the end of the Cold War. Based on exclusive French archival sources and numerous interviews with former officials in both France and the United States, A History of the Iraq Crisis retraces the international exchange that culminated in the 2003 Iraq conflict. It shows how and why the Iraq crisis led to a confrontation between two longtime allies unprecedented since the time of Charles de Gaulle, and it exposes the deep and ongoing divisions within Europe, the Atlantic alliance, and the international community as a whole. The Franco-American narrative offers a unique prism through which the American road to war can be better understood.

Mayada

Mayada

Tochter des Irak

  • Author: Jean P. Sasson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442361793
  • Category:
  • Page: 383
  • View: 1741
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Historical Dictionary of Iraq

Historical Dictionary of Iraq

  • Author: Beth K. Dougherty,Edmund A. Ghareeb
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810879425
  • Category: History
  • Page: 858
  • View: 5325
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Historical Dictionary of Iraq, Second Edition covers the history of Iraq through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Iraq.

Iraqi Jews

Iraqi Jews

A History of Mass Exodus

  • Author: Abbas Shiblak
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 215
  • View: 5839
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Jews of Iraq constituted one of the oldest and most deeply rooted Jewish communities in the world. But in the early 1950s most of them left for Israel, under circumstances that remain the subject of heated controversy. Iraqi Jews: A History examines the role of this community, highlighting the critical years of the late 1940s - after the establishment of the state of Israel - when deep rifts began to appear Iraqi society. The sad sequence of events that finally led to the mass exodus of Jews in the 1950s was marked by dishonesty on all sides. An honest, impartial and well-documented account of a formerly well-integrated and vibrant community, Iraqi Jews: A History is a landmark in the political and social history of the Middle East.

The History of Kuwait

The History of Kuwait

  • Author: Michael S. Casey
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313340734
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 160
  • View: 9638
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Presents a history of Kuwait, chronicling the political, societal, and economic changes that have occurred since its settlement as a desert sheikhdom through its reconstruction period after the 1991 invasion by Iraq.

The Modern History of Iraq

The Modern History of Iraq

  • Author: Phebe Marr
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • ISBN: 0813350387
  • Category: History
  • Page: 500
  • View: 3047
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Modern History of Iraq is a remarkably readable account of contemporary Iraq, placing in historical perspective the crises and upheavals that continue to afflict the country. This text weaves together several important themes, including the search for a national identity, the struggle to achieve social and economic development, the changes in political dynamics, and the impact of foreign interventions, to provide readers with a holistic understanding of modern Iraq. Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition features more discussion of cultural identity and media and society. In addition, this edition includes two new chapters on the events and shifts in the country of the early twenty-first century-the US intervention and withdrawal, the stabilization and subsequent unraveling of the Maliki government, the effects of the Arab uprisings, and the rise of ISIS-and their political, economic, and social consequences. Written by noted Iraq scholar Phebe Marr with new co-author Ibrahim al-Marashi, this text is essential reading for readers who seek to understand modern Iraq in the context of historical perspective.

Secret History of the Iraq War

Secret History of the Iraq War

  • Author: Yossef Bodansky
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061753955
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 576
  • View: 9878
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months after the president declared an end to major combat operations, Saddam Hussein was captured in a farmhouse in Al-Dawr. And yet neither peace nor democracy has taken hold in Iraq; instead the country has plunged into terrorist insurgency and guerrilla warfare, with no end in sight.What went wrong? In The Secret History of the Iraq War, bestselling author Yossef Bodansky offers an astonishing new account of the war and its aftermath—a war that was doomed from the start, he argues, by the massive and systemic failures of the American intelligence community. Drawing back the curtain of politicized debate, Bodansky—a longtime expert and director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare—reveals that nearly every aspect of America's conflict with Iraq has been misunderstood, in both the court of public opinion and the White House itself. Among his revelations: The most authoritative account of Saddam Hussein's support for Islamic terrorist organizations—including extensive new reporting on his active cooperation with al-Qaeda in Iraq long after the fall of Baghdad Extensive new information on Iraq's major chemical and biological weapons programs—including North Korea's role in building still-undetected secret storage facilities and Iraq's transfer of banned materials to Syria, Iran, and Libya The first account of Saddam's plan for Iraq, Syria, and Iran to join Yasser Arafat's Palestinian forces to attack Israel, throw the region into turmoil, and upend the American campaign The untold story of Russia's attempt to launch a coup against Saddam before the war—and how the CIA thwarted it by ensuring that Iraq was forewarned Dramatic details about Saddam's final days on the run, including the untold story of a near miss with U.S. troops and the stunning revelation that Saddam was already in custody at the time of his capture—and was probably betrayed by members of his own Tikriti clan The definitive account of the anti-U.S. resistance and uprising in Iraq, as the American invasion ignited an Islamic jihad and Iran-inspired intifada, threatening to plunge the region into irreversible chaos fueled by hatred and revenge Revelations about the direct involvement of Osama bin Laden in the terrorism campaigns in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the Middle East—including the major role played by Iran and HizbAllah in al-Qaeda's operations Drawing upon an extraordinary wealth of previously untapped intelligence and regional sources, The Secret History of the Iraq War presents the most detailed, fascinating, and convincing account of the most controversial war of our times—and offers a sobering indictment of an intelligence system that failed the White House, the American military, and the people of the Middle East.

A Historical Atlas of Iraq

A Historical Atlas of Iraq

  • Author: Larissa Phillips
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780823938650
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 4952
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Maps and text chronicle the history of the Middle Eastern nation located in a region believed to be the birthplace of civilization.

The Future of Iraq

The Future of Iraq

Dictatorship, Democracy or Division?

  • Author: Liam Anderson,Gareth Stansfield
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466886749
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5093
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Reordering Iraq is the lynchpin of America's successful involvement in the Middle East. The challenge may be impossible. The Future of Iraq provides a primer on the history and political dynamics of this pivotal state divided by ethnic, religious, and political antagonisms, and provocatively argues that the least discussed future of Iraq might be the best: Managed partition. Anderson and Stansfield incisively analyze the dilemmas of American policy. They suggest that even a significant American presence will not stabilize Iraq because it is an artificial state and its people have never shared a common identity. In addition the legacy of tyrannical rule and the primacy of political violence is eroded social bonds and entrenched tribal allegiances, fallow ground for democracy. They provide the basic information and the provocative analysis crucial to informed debate and decision.

Iraq

Iraq

A History

  • Author: John Robertson
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1780744196
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2658
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq’s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur of Iraq’s achievements, the brutality and magnificence of its ancient empires, its contributions to the emergence of the world’s enduring monotheistic faiths, and the role the great Arab caliphs of Baghdad played in the medieval cultural flowering that contributed so much to the European Renaissance and the eventual rise of the West. Fascinating and thought-provoking, Robertson’s work sheds light on a remarkable story of world history, one that has been too often overlooked. Wide-ranging and extensive in approach, it is sure to be greatly appreciated by historians, students and all those with an interest in this diverse and enigmatic country.

Das digitale Kalifat

Das digitale Kalifat

Die geheime Macht des Islamischen Staates

  • Author: Abdel Bari Atwan
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406697283
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 299
  • View: 2138
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Der "Islamische Staat“ beruht auf zwei Pfeilern: auf seinem Territorium und auf einer digitalen Infrastruktur, mit der er hocheffizient organisiert wird. Abdel Bari Atwan, der das IS-Gebiet bereist und zahllose Interviews mit Jihadisten geführt hat, bietet in seinem Buch erstmals Einblicke in die digitalen Institutionen und Kommandostrukturen des IS und stellt dessen führende Köpfe vor. Viele Computerspiele faszinieren durch die Verbindung von mittelalterlichem Ambiente und Hightech. Genau hier liegt für viele Jihadisten auch die Faszination des IS, der eine "mittelalterliche“ Ordnung mit Hilfe des Internets aufrechterhält. Das Steuersystem orientiert sich am Koran, wird aber digital organisiert. Das Finanzwesen beruht auf dem Zinsverbot, verwaltet aber den Staatshaushalt und die Einnahmen aus Ölexport, Antiquitätenhandel und Entführung mit elektronischen Krypto-Währungen. Das Bildungswesen sorgt für Koranlektüre, aber auch für digital kompetenten Nachwuchs – auch weiblichen. Der Propagandaapparat setzt auf die Inszenierung von Gewalt und beschäftigt dafür eine ganze Armee von Fotografen, Video-Filmern und Spiele-Entwicklern. Atwan beschreibt die Rolle des Darknet und erklärt, warum die Cyber-Jihadisten dem elektronischen "Counter-Jihad“ immer eine Nasenlänge voraus sein werden. Sein alarmierender Bericht sollte allen zu denken geben, die den IS mit militärischen Mitteln besiegen wollen.

My Memoirs

My Memoirs

Half a Century of the History of Iraq and the Arab Cause

  • Author: Tawfīq Suwaydī
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781588269034
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 545
  • View: 9266
DOWNLOAD NOW »
These memoirs of the distinguished Iraqi statesman Tawfiq al-Suwaydi (1892-1968) evocatively recapture a now largely vanished Arab world¿and are an eloquent reminder that Iraq was once a far more open and tolerant society than it is today. Al-Suwaydi served as Iraq¿s prime minister (1929, 1946, 1950) three times, as foreign minister on numerous occasions, and as ambassador to Iran, the League of Nations, and the United Nations. He frequently undertook sensitive diplomatic missions on behalf of the Iraqi monarchy. Among the major world figures with whom he interacted personally were Kemal Ataturk, Adnan Menderes, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben Gurion, John Foster Dulles, Anthony Eden, George Curzon, Benito Mussolini, George Antonius, and Kings Abdullah, Faisal, Hussein, and Ibn Saud. From this vantage point, he wrote with an insider¿s detail about the diplomatic, political, and geostrategic issues that vexed Iraq and the entire Arab world from the early twentieth century through the Arab-Israeli war of 1967. A comprehensive essay by Antony T. Sullivan, senior associate for Middle East affairs at TerraBuilt Corporation International, introduces this first English-language edition of the memoirs.