A History of Iraq
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By (author) Charles Tripp
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History of Iraq by Charles Tripp
Book DescriptionTo understand Iraq, Charles Tripp's history is the book to read. Since its first appearance in 2000, it has become a classic in the field of Middle East studies, read and admired by students, soldiers, policymakers and journalists. The book is now updated to include the recent American invasion, the fall and capture of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent descent into civil strife. What is clear is that much that has happened since 2003 was foreshadowed in the account found in this book. Tripp's thesis is that the history of Iraq throughout the twentieth-century has made it what it is today, but also provides alternative futures. Unless this is properly understood, many of the themes explored in this book - patron-client relations, organized violence, sectarian, ethnic and tribal difference - will continue to exert a hold over the future of Iraq as they did over its past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521878234
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Tripp
Egypt Under Mubarak, Paperback (November 2014)
Papers written for a conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies in May 1987.
Power and the People, Hardback (February 2013)
This book affords a panoramic view of the twentieth and twenty-first century Middle East through occupation, oppression and political resistance.
History of Iraq, Paperback (August 2007)
Third edition of Charles Tripp's authoritative history of Iraq.
SOAS - A Celebration in Many Voices, Hardback (July 2007)» View all books by Charles Tripp
Reflects the nature of the School and the range of interests and outreach, captured through first-hand memories, anecdotes and memorabilia from people who have worked and studied there.
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Author Biography - Charles Tripp
Charles Tripp is Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the General Editor of the Cambridge Middle East Studies Series and author of Islam and the Moral Economy: The Challenge of Capitalism (2006) and The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East (2013).
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