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Historical Dictionary of Iraq - Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania and the Middle East 44 (Hardback)
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Historical Dictionary of Iraq - Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania and the Middle East 44 (Hardback)

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Hardback 536 Pages / Published: 18/03/2004
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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dealt with throughout the introduction and the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography complements this extensive historical reference.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: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810843301
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 221 x 147 x 45 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
With so much attention given to Iraq these days, a timely ready-reference is needed to help us make sense of it all. In this addition to Scarecrow's "Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East" series, Ghareeb (Middle East coordinator, American Univ.) discusses all the relevant topics, covering the nation's history from Mesopotamia to present-day Iraq; its historical personalities, from Hamurabi to Saddam Hussein; and all the places like Al-Basra and Mosul. * Library Journal *
A solid resource...should be a required purchase in academic, public, and even some high-school libraries to ensure that they have a resource that provides a fuller look at a subject that is often portrayed one-dimensionally in today's media. * Booklist *
...a useful, timely research source....a convenient stepping-stone for researchers. Recommended. All collections. * CHOICE *
...an extremely valuable addition to any collection...Anyone interested in the history and politics of Iraq and its peoples will benefit from including Ghareeb and Dougherty's dictionary in their collection. * Middle East Journal *
Large academic libraries, and library with a Middle East emphasis, and any public library responding to demand for material about Iraq can justify buying this dictionary * Reference and User Services Quarterly *
It is impressive that the author manages to cover thousands of years of important historical events concisely and comprehensively in such a short space....the author is to be very much congratulated on the production of a possibly controversial, but significant historical dictionary. It should be of interest to historians and anyone who is involved in writing and/or research on Iraq. * Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations *
I have reviewed several of the historical dictionaries in this series and they are outstanding works. This timely volume is no exception....Besides the hundreds of well-crafted entries, the volume includes a lengthy chronology, maps (including a tribal area breakdown), a fine historical essay, and several useful appendixes....The general bibliography and an extensive topical bibliography are both quite good....Iraq will continue to be in the forefront for many years to come and this source will be a valuable one for libraries to have available. * American Reference Books Annual *
...the book is a good read for everyone who is interested in the middle-East in general and Iraq in particular, but it is essential to every researcher and writer who wants to write any work about Iraq... -- Abdulkhaliq Hussein, author
...Ghareeb's offering on Iraq stands alone as the definitive source for understanding the facts about the historical area currently under U.S. occupation....an invaluable resource. * The Washington Report On Middle East Affairs *
...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. * Middle East International *

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