The History of Iraq

The History of Iraq

by Courtney Hunt

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Overview

Since the early 1990s, Iraq (and its former dictator, Saddam Hussein) has been a fixture in Western media. However, few American adults know or understand the rich cultural history or the political forces that have shaped modern Iraq. As the future of Iraq is now being written, a clear understanding of the country's history is crucial in our new global environment. Through ten narrative chapters, Hunt delves into the rich history of this land from the earliest settlements in Mesopotamia, the introduction of the Muslim faith, and the conquest of Baghdad by the Ottomans in 1534 to the institution and eventual overthrow of British control and the rise of the Ba'athist party to Saddam Hussein's reign as president. Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Iraq is part of Greenwood's Histories of Modern Nations series.


Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Iraq is part of Greenwood's Histories of Modern Nations series. With over thirty nation's histories in print, these books provide readers with a concise, up-to-date history of countries throughout the world. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting famous figures in Iraqi history, a timeline of important historical events, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313334146
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2005
Series: The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Courtney Hunt is an attorney for the federal government and a freelance writer.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Series Foreword

Acknowledgements

Timeline of Historical Events

The Land and the People of Iraq

The Cradle of Civilization

Babylonia

The Muslim Conquest

The Ottoman Empire

The British Occupation

The Kingdom of Iraq and the Revolution of 1958

A Decade of Revolutions and the Rise of Saddam

A Decade of Wars: The Iran-Iraq War and the First Gulf War

Sanctions, The Second Persian Gulf War and Iraq Today

Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

Notable People in the History of Iraq

Bibliographic Essay

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