Historical Dictionary of Iraq

Historical Dictionary of Iraq

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Covering topics from ancient Mesopotamia to George W. Bush's invasion, this historical dictionary covers important historical events from Iraq's history, major ideological and religious groups, the different ethnic groups, prominent historical figures, economic and political institutions, literature, and culture. Ghareeb (Kurdish studies, American U.) also provides a chronology; a broad narrative summary of Iraqi history; reproductions of important UN resolutions, and appendices listing the personnel on government bodies, media outlets, and important contemporary figures. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Rowman and Littllefield
The Historical Dictionary of Iraq 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dealt with throughout the introduction and the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography complements this extensive historical reference.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780810843301
Characteristics: lxxvi, 459 p. : maps ;c 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Dougherty, Beth

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