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A Short History of Iraq



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This well regarded and non-partisan book is brought up to date in its second edition. A complete history of twentieth and twenty-first century Iraq. Completely revised and up-to-date, takes into account the recent Iraq war and its aftermathA wide-ranging account drawing from political and social themesLong chronological range, providing full context to the contemporary situation

Author Biography

Thabit A. J. Abdullah is Professor of History at York University, Canada. He is the author of Merchants, Mamluks and Murder: The Political Economy of Trade in Eighteenth Century Basra (2001), and Dictatorship, Imperialism and Chaos: Iraq Since 1989 (2006).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Publisher's acknowledgementsp. ix
Chronology of main eventsp. x
Introductionp. xvi
Mapsp. xviii
From the Arab conquest to the fall of Baghdad, 636-1258p. 1
Iraq under Mongol and Turkoman rule, 1258-1534p. 30
The first three centuries of Ottoman rule, 1534-1831p. 50
The Tanzimat and Young Turk period, 1831-1918p. 74
Mandate and monarchy, 1918-1958p. 93
The struggle for the republic, 1958-1979p. 118
The dictatorship of Saddam Husayn, 1979-2003p. 136
Iraq under American hegemony, 2003-2009p. 159
Conclusionp. 177
Select bibliographyp. 180
Indexp. 185
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