The Modern History of Iraq by Phebe MarrThe Modern History of Iraq by Phebe Marr

The Modern History of Iraq

byPhebe Marr, Ibrahim Al-marashi

Paperback | March 14, 2017

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The Modern History of Iraq is a remarkably readable account of contemporary Iraq, placing in historical perspective the crises and upheavals that continue to afflict the country. This text weaves together several important themes, including the search for a national identity, the struggle to achieve social and economic development, the changes in political dynamics, and the impact of foreign interventions, to provide readers with a holistic understanding of modern Iraq. Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition features more discussion of cultural identity and media and society. In addition, this edition includes two new chapters on the events and shifts in the country of the early twenty-first century-the US intervention and withdrawal, the stabilization and subsequent unraveling of the Maliki government, the effects of the Arab uprisings, and the rise of ISIS-and their political, economic, and social consequences. Written by noted Iraq scholar Phebe Marr with new co-author Ibrahim al-Marashi, this text is essential reading for readers who seek to understand modern Iraq in the context of historical perspective.
Phebe Marris a noted scholar and historian of the modern Middle East and a leading consultant and commentator on Iraqi politics. She currently serves on the editorial board of theMiddle East Journaland on the Board of Directors of the Hollings Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relatio...
Title:The Modern History of IraqFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813350069

ISBN - 13:9780813350066

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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration

1. The Land and People of Modern Iraq
2. The British Mandate, 1920–1932
3. The Erosion of the British Legacy, 1932–1945
4. The End of the Monarchy, 1946–1958
5. The Qasim Era, 1958–1963
6. The Arab Nationalists in Power, 1963–1968
7. The Era of Ba’th Party Rule, 1968–1979
8. The Saddam Husain Regime, 1979–1989
9. The Saddam Husain Regime, 1990–2003
10. U.S. Nation-Building in Iraq, 2003–2006
11. The Stabilization and Destabliziation of Iraq under Maliki, 2007–2014
12. The Rise of ISIS, 2014-2016
13. Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in Iraq, 2007-2016
14. Epilogue: The Future of Iraq

Appendix: Tables
Political Personalities

Editorial Reviews

"This book is well written, meticulously researched, and simple to read. It is so well done that it might as well have been titled 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Iraq but Were Afraid to Ask.' Highly recommended."-Choice