Historical Dictionary Of Iraq by Edmund A. GhareebHistorical Dictionary Of Iraq by Edmund A. Ghareeb

Historical Dictionary Of Iraq

byEdmund A. Ghareeb, Beth Dougherty

Hardcover | March 18, 2004

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Iraq, the land of Hamurabi and Harun al-Rashid, has played a long and unique role in the history of human civilization. The oldest civilization known to man evolved on the shores of its twin rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. The great cities of antiquity-Uruk, Ur, Akkad, Babylon, Basra, Mawsil, and Baghdad-were major centers of high culture and political power for much of the course of human history. This reference begins with the earliest civilizations and covers the many periods that followed, ranging from the history of ancient Mesopotamia to the Abbasid Empire to present-day Iraq. Included are a historical overview; a country profile; a review of the economy, oil, fauna, and political institution; coverage of the Iran-Iraq War; and coverage of the Kuwait invasion and the second Gulf War and other conflicts. The major ethnic groups such as the Kurds, the Turkumans and the Assyrians, Islam and Muslim sects, Christianity and Christian sects, as well as other religious groups are profiled. Dictionary entries also highlight the main political, religious, and ideological parties, groups, and organizations; major historical personalities; languages; literature; and cultural elements. A broad range of topics, both ancient and modern, are dealt with throughout the introduction and the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography complements this extensive historical reference.
Edmund Ghareeb is a resident scholar on Kurdish studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is also Adjunct Professor of Iraq Studies at Georgetown University, and he has taught at the University of Virginia and George Washington University. He has written articles, chapters, and books dealing with the issues of Iraq. His mos...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of IraqFormat:HardcoverDimensions:536 pages, 8.72 × 5.8 × 1.76 inPublished:March 18, 2004Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810843307

ISBN - 13:9780810843301

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 4 Maps Chapter 5 Chronology Chapter 6 Introduction Chapter 7 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 8 UN Resolutions Chapter 9 Appendix A: Iraqi Cabinets Chapter 10 Appendix B: Revolutionary Command Councils, 1968-2003 Chapter 11 Appendix C: Regional Commands, 1966-2003 Chapter 12 Appendix D: Media in Post-War Iraq Chapter 13 Appendix E: Important Iraqis in Post-War Iraq Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Epilogue Chapter 16 About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

...illuminating information is contained in the introduction of this valuable and timely book...Among the several attractions of this indispensable reference work is the tribal map of Iraq.