Iraq from Monarchy to Tyranny: From the Hashemites to the Rise of Saddam

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This timely book analyzes the political events in Iraq that gave rise to one of the most brutal and sophisticated regimes of the modern era. Analyzing the country's history from 1941 to the Ba'ath Party's takeover of the government in 1968, Michael Eppel re-creates the domestic, social, and ideological climate that led to the establishment of Saddam Hussein's despotic control of Iraq in 1979.
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Overview

This timely book analyzes the political events in Iraq that gave rise to one of the most brutal and sophisticated regimes of the modern era. Analyzing the country's history from 1941 to the Ba'ath Party's takeover of the government in 1968, Michael Eppel re-creates the domestic, social, and ideological climate that led to the establishment of Saddam Hussein's despotic control of Iraq in 1979.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813027364
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Eppel, senior lecturer at the University of Haifa in Israel, is the author of The Palestine Conflict in the History of Modern Iraq and has written many articles on Iraqi history. 
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Table of Contents

1 Historical perspective of Iraq before 1941 1
2 Iraq during World War II 50
3 Iraq after World War II : domestic economic crisis and sociopolitical tensions and the struggle for seniority in the inter-Arab Arena 59
4 The earthquake of the Iraqi regime : the Wathba crisis and Iraq's role in the 1948 war in Palestine 73
5 The economic development of Iraq and the social processes of the 1950s 93
6 The political conflict in Iraq between 1950 and 1954 : failed attempts at reform within the regime 100
7 The monarchy in Iraq versus the radical revolutionary forces in the Arab world, 1954-1958 123
8 The 1958 revolution and the Qasim regime 147
9 The seizure of power by the Ba'th and its overthrow in 1963 198
10 The rule of the 'Arif brothers, 1963-1968 : from Pan-Arab nationalism and socialist etatism to ideological confusion and the weakness of political forces 219
11 The rise of Saddam Husayn's regime 241
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