To understand Iraq, Charles Tripp's history is the book to read. Since its first appearance in 2000, it has become a classic in the field of Middle East studies, read and admired by students, soldiers, policymakers and journalists. The book is now updated to include the recent American invasion, the fall and capture of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent descent into civil strife. What is clear is that much that has happened since 2003 was foreshadowed in the account found in this book. Tripp's thesis is that the history of Iraq throughout the twentieth-century has made it what it is today, but also provides alternative futures. Unless this is properly understood, many of the themes explored in this book - patron-client relations, organized violence, sectarian, ethnic and tribal difference - will continue to exert a hold over the future of Iraq as they did over its past.Read more
- A classic in the field of Middle East studies, the updated edition covers events since 2002
- Tripp, one of the most authoritative scholars writing in the field, explains why Iraq's past is reflected in its present
- Includes aids for students, such as chronology, maps, illustrations, and lists of further reading
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: August 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521702478
- length: 386 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 154 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.63kg
- contains: 26 b/w illus. 4 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The Ottoman provinces of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul
2. The British Mandate
3. The Hashemite monarchy 1932-41
4. The Hashemite monarchy 1941-58
5. The republic 1958-68
6. The Ba`th and the rule of Saddam Husain 1968-2003
7. The American occupation and the parliamentary republic
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Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
- Axis of Evil: Iraq, Iran, North Korea
- HIST of Twentieth Century World
- History of Iran and Iraq
- Iran, Iraq, Lebanon
- Military HIstory ll
- Modern Iraqi Politics
- What is Iraq?
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