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The History of Iraq Courtney Hunt

The History of Iraq

Courtney Hunt

Published September 30th 2005
ISBN : 9780313061295
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152 pages
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Since the early 1990s, Iraq (and its former dictator, Saddam Hussein) has been a fixture in Western media. However, few American adults know or understand the rich cultural history or the political forces that have shaped modern Iraq. As the futureMoreSince the early 1990s, Iraq (and its former dictator, Saddam Hussein) has been a fixture in Western media. However, few American adults know or understand the rich cultural history or the political forces that have shaped modern Iraq. As the future of Iraq is now being written, a clear understanding of the countrys history is crucial in our new global environment. Through ten narrative chapters, Hunt delves into the rich history of this land from the earliest settlements in Mesopotamia, the introduction of the Muslim faith, and the conquest of Baghdad by the Ottomans in 1534 to the institution and eventual overthrow of British control and the rise of the Baathist party to Saddam Husseins reign as president. Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Iraq is part of Greenwoods Histories of Modern Nations series.--