The twentieth century witnessed the transformation of the area known currently as Iraq from a backward region of the Ottoman Empire, to one of the most important and dynamic states in the Middle East. The rise of modern Iraq has its roots in the second half of the nineteenth century when Ottoman reforms led to gradual state modernization and increasing integration in the World Economy. British control after World War I was one of the determining factors in the establishment of the current borders of the country and the nature of its subsequent national identity. The other important factor was the highly heterogeneous nature of Iraqi society being divided along tribal, ethnic, religious, and sectarian lines.
This book focuses on the interaction between the old and the new, or between continuity and change, as it is manifested in the nature of social development, nation-building, the state and the political opposition.
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Thabit Abdullah is a Professor at York University in Toronto.
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Book Description Pearson, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0582505798
Book Description Pearson, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction 1. From the Arab Conquest to the Fall of Baghdad, 637-1258 2. Iraq Under Mongol and Turkman Rule, 1258-1534 3. The First Three Centuries of Ottoman Rule, 1534-1831 4. The Tanzimat & Young Turk Period, 1831-1918 5. Mandate & Monarchy, 1918-1958 6. The Struggle for the Republic, 1958-1979 7. The Dictatorship of Saddam Husayn, 1979 to the Present Conclusion. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0582505798
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