This book presents a broad history of Iraq, from the earliest times to the present, with particular attention to the emergence of modern Iraq in the twentieth century, the power struggles that led to the rise of Saddam Hussein, and recent events such as the Iran-Iraq war, the 1990-91 Gulf crisis, and the continuing depiction of Iraq as a 'pariah' nation. Detailed information is included, much of it unsympathetic to western propaganda, to encourage a deeper understanding and a deeper ethical perception of the 'Iraq Question'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312160524
Publisher: Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date: 08/15/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 1.03(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Geoff Simons is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including: Indonesia: The Long Oppression, The United Nations: A Chronology of Conflict, and Saudi Arabia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition - Foreword; Tony Benn, MP - Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Part 1: Iraq In The New World Order - After the 1991 Gulf War - Part 2: The History Of Iraq - The Ancient Crucible - The Arabs, Islam and the Caliphate - Seljuks, Mongols and Ottomans - The Western Impact - From Monarchy to Republic - Into the Era of Saddam - Part 3: Towards The New World Order - War with the West - References - Bibliography - Index

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