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A History of Iraq

A History of Iraq

  • Author: Charles Tripp
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521529006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 324
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.).

Historical Dictionary of Iraq

Historical Dictionary of Iraq

  • Author: Edmund A. Ghareeb,Beth Dougherty
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 9780810865686
  • Category: History
  • Page: 536
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Iraq, the land of Hamurabi and Harun al-Rashid, has played a long and unique role in the history of human civilization. The oldest civilization known to man evolved on the shores of its twin rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. The great cities of antiquity-Uruk, Ur, Akkad, Babylon, Basra, Mawsil, and Baghdad-were major centers of high culture and political power for much of the course of human history. This reference begins with the earliest civilizations and covers the many periods that followed, ranging from the history of ancient Mesopotamia to the Abbasid Empire to present-day Iraq. Included are a historical overview; a country profile; a review of the economy, oil, fauna, and political institution; coverage of the Iran-Iraq War; and coverage of the Kuwait invasion and the second Gulf War and other conflicts. The major ethnic groups such as the Kurds, the Turkumans and the Assyrians, Islam and Muslim sects, Christianity and Christian sects, as well as other religious groups are profiled. Dictionary entries also highlight the main political, religious, and ideological parties, groups, and organizations; major historical personalities; languages; literature; and cultural elements. A broad range of topics, both ancient and modern, are dealt with throughout the introduction and the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography complements this extensive historical reference.

Mayada

Mayada

Tochter des Irak

  • Author: Jean P. Sasson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442361793
  • Category:
  • Page: 383
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Bush in Babylon

Bush in Babylon

die Re-Kolonisierung des Irak

  • Author: Tariq Ali
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783720524803
  • Category: Iraq
  • Page: 224
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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
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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.

The Modern History of Iraq

The Modern History of Iraq

  • Author: Phebe Marr
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • ISBN: 0813350387
  • Category: History
  • Page: 500
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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.

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
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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.

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
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Maps and text chronicle the history of the Middle Eastern nation located in a region believed to be the birthplace of civilization.

Bagdad burning

Bagdad burning

ein Tagebuch

  • Author: Riverbend
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783701730131
  • Category:
  • Page: 373
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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
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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.

American Sniper

American Sniper

Die Geschichte des Scharfschützen Chris Kyle

  • Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice
  • Publisher: Riva Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864138027
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.

Iraq

Iraq

Its History, People, and Politics

  • Author: Shams Constantine Inati
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 322
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Presents a collection of essays that look at Iraq's history, arts, religion, politics, and the role of women.

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
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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.

The History of Kuwait

The History of Kuwait

  • Author: Michael S. Casey
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313340734
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 160
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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.

Iraq

Iraq

A History

  • Author: John Robertson
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1786070251
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law – all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for the first 5,000 years of human history, all innovations of worth emerged. It was the cradle of civilization. In this unrivalled study, John Robertson details the greatness and grandeur of Iraq’s achievements, the brutality and magnificence of its ancient empires and its extraordinary contributions to the world. The only work in the English language to explore the history of the land of two rivers in its entirety, it takes readers from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American and British-led invasion, the rise of Islamic State and Iraq today. A fascinating and thought-provoking analysis, it is sure to be greatly appreciated by historians, students and all those with an interest in this diverse and enigmatic country. This paperback edition features a new epilogue, bringing the work up to date and looking ahead to Iraq’s future.