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Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship

Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship
Marion Farouk-Sluglett, Peter Sluglett

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Iraq Since 1958 is the definitive political history of modern Iraq from thefall of the Hashemite monarchy until today. As the world prepares for war, it provides a critical analysis of those issues that have dominated Iraqiaffairs over the last half-century and will continue to do so in the yearsto come -- with or without Saddam Hussein. Iraq Since 1958 coverseverything from the structure and ideology of the Ba'thist regime that hasruled since 1968, the nature of the Iraqi economy, tribalism, sectarianism, religious divisions within Iraq, long-standing Iraqi foreign policyimperatives, the personality of Saddam Hussein, and the role of the Kurdsand the Shi'ites in a country dominated politically by Sunni Muslims.

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Peter Sluglett has been teaching Middle Eastern History at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City since 1994. He is co-author of Iraq since 1958: from Revolution to Dictatorship (I.B. Tauris) and co-editor of the first major comparative study of the mandates,'The British and French mandates in comparative perspective.'

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781860646225
Publication Date: 28 Jun 2001
Number of Pages: 390
Height: 220
Width: 140

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