Iraq.

Venerated as the cradle of civilization since the days of ancient Mesopotamia, Iraq served as an intellectual and cultural center in the Arab world for much of its history. Unwilling to let the turbulence of the 20th and 21st centuries eclipse their rich culture and society, the Iraqi people endeavo...

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Main Author: Etheredge, Laura S.
Other Authors: Staff, Britannica Educational Publishing.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chicago, IL : Rosen Publishing Group, 2010.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Middle East: Region in Transition Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • BOOK COVER
  • TITLE
  • COPYRIGHT
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1 LAND
  • RELIEF
  • ALLUVIAL PLAINS
  • AL-JAZIRAH
  • DESERTS
  • THE NORTHEAST
  • DRAINAGE
  • SOILS
  • CLIMATE
  • PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE
  • CHAPTER 2 PEOPLE
  • ARABS
  • KURDS
  • LANGUAGES
  • RELIGION
  • SHI'ITES
  • SUNNIS
  • RELIGIOUS MINORITIES
  • SETTLEMENT PATTERNS
  • RURAL SETTLEMENT
  • URBAN SETTLEMENT
  • DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
  • CHAPTER 3 ECONOMY
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • STATE CONTROL
  • AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND FISHING
  • RESOURCES AND POWER
  • PETROLEUM
  • OIL PIPELINES
  • OTHER MINERALS AND ENERGY
  • MANUFACTURING
  • FINANCE
  • TRADE
  • SERVICES
  • LABOUR AND TAXATION
  • TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • CHAPTER 4 GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • JUSTICE
  • POLITICAL PROCESS
  • SECURITY
  • HEALTH AND WELFARE
  • HOUSING
  • EDUCATION
  • CHAPTER 5 CULTURAL LIFE
  • DAILY LIFE AND SOCIAL CUSTOMS
  • THE ARTS
  • CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
  • SPORTS AND RECREATION
  • MEDIA AND PUBLISHING
  • CHAPTER 6 HISTORY
  • IRAQ FROM C. 600 TO 1055
  • THE ARAB CONQUEST AND THE EARLY ISLAMIC PERIOD
  • THE 'ABBASID CALIPHATE
  • THE BUYID PERIOD (932-1062)
  • IRAQ FROM 1055 TO 1534
  • THE SELJUQS (1055-1152)
  • THE LATER 'ABBASIDS (1152-1258)
  • THE MONGOL IL-KHANS (1258-1335)
  • IL-KHANID SUCCESSORS (1335-1410)
  • THE TURKMEN (1410-1508)
  • THE SAFAVIDS (1508-34)
  • OTTOMAN IRAQ (1534-1918)
  • THE 16TH-CENTURY CONQUEST OF IRAQ AND THE REGIME IMPOSED BY SÜLEYMAN I
  • THE LOCAL DESPOTISMS IN THE 17TH CENTURY
  • THE 18TH-CENTURY MAMLUK REGIME
  • THE FALL OF THE MAMLUKS AND THE CONSOLIDATION OF BRITISH INTERESTS
  • MID-19TH-CENTURY OTTOMAN REFORMS
  • THE GOVERNORSHIP OF MIDHAT PASA
  • THE END OF OTTOMAN RULE
  • IRAQ UNTIL THE 1958 REVOLUTION
  • BRITISH OCCUPATION AND THE MANDATORY REGIME
  • INDEPENDENCE, 1932-39
  • WORLD WAR II AND BRITISH INTERVENTION, 1939-45.
  • POSTWAR RECONSTRUCTION AND SOCIAL UPHEAVALS, 1945-58
  • THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ
  • THE 1958 REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH
  • THE REVOLUTION OF 1968
  • IRAQ UNDER SADDAM HUSSEIN
  • CONCLUSION
  • GLOSSARY
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • INDEX
  • BACK COVER.