The Modern History of Iraq

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Westview Press, Sep 6, 2011 - History - 480 pages
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Phebe Marr's best-selling history of modern Iraq, updated with incisive analysis of events since 2003
 

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User Review  - Sham Al-Ghazali - Goodreads

I am honestly so grateful to Phebe Marr for writing such an analytical, descriptive and accurate account of the beautiful land of Iraq's history. Never have I learnt so much on the history of my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

I Read the 3rd edition published in 2011. Good historical overview with analysis at the end of every chapter that covers a specific period of history. I haven't read Tripp's book yet, so I have nothing to compare it to. Read full review

Contents

1 THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF MODERN IRAQ
3
2 THE BRITISH MANDATE 19201932
21
3 THE EROSION OF THE BRITISH LEGACY 19321945
37
4 THE END OF THE MONARCHY 19461958
61
5 THE QASIM ERA 19581963
81
6 THE ARAB NATIONALISTS IN POWER 19631968
113
7 THE ERA OF BATH PARTY RULE 19681979
137
8 THE SADDAM HUSAIN REGIME 19791989
175
11 THE STABILIZATION OF IRAQ 20072011
305
12 ECONOMIC SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE IN IRAQ 20072011
355
APPENDIX
381
NOTES
387
GLOSSARY
429
POLITICAL PERSONALITIES
437
BIBLIOGRAPHY
445
INDEX
465

9 THE SADDAM HUSAIN REGIME 19902003
213
10 THE US ATTEMPT AT NATIONBUILDING IN IRAQ 20032006
257

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About the author (2011)

Phebe Marr is a noted scholar and historian of the Middle East and a leading consultant and lecturer on Iraqi politics. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Middle East Journal and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Middle East Institute. Dr. Marr is also a member of the board of the Middle East Policy Council and of the Hollings Center, an international center for Middle Eastern–Western dialog. A former senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, she has published numerous scholarly articles, chapters, and reports and has taught Middle East history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and California State University, Stanislaus.

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