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This book provides very good information on a variety of topics that are otherwise hard to find concentrated elsewhere. Information on the British Mandate of Mesopotamia, the Kingdom of Iraq, and the politics between the British and Iraq during British colonial domination are particularly interesting. Also, it provides extensive details on the structure of the leadership and ideology of Iraq's Ba'ath Party that ruled Iraq from 1963 to 2003.
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From the history of ancient Mesopotamia to the people and organizations of present-day Iraq, this dictionary covers the broad history of a country now much in the news. Ghareeb (resident scholar ... Read full review
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1958 revolution Abbasid Abd al-Ilah Abd al-Karim Abd al-Karim Qasim Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Salam Arif Abdullah Ahmad al-Bakr al-Din al-Hashimi appointed April Arif army arrested Assyrian August Aziz Ba’th Party q.v. Ba’thist Baban Baghdad q.v. Barzani Basra became Britain British cabinet caliph Committee cooperation Defense deputy Education Finance Foreign established Faysal Finance Foreign Affairs Government of Iraq Hasan humanitarian IAEA Ibrahim Interior Justice Iran Iraq’s Iraqi Communist Party Iraqi government Islamic Ja’far July Kurdish Kurds Kuwait leader Mahmud Mawsil q.v. military monarchy Muhammad Muslim Najaf Nuri al-Sa’id officers Ottoman paragraph Persian petroleum political president prime minister Qasim Rashid Rashid Ali al-Kaylani regime relevant resolutions religious Requests the Secretary-General resolution 661 returned to Iraq revolution q.v. Saddam Husayn q.v. Salih Security Council Shatt al-Arab Shaykh Shi’i Special Commission Sunni Syria Tariq Aziz tion Treaty Turkey United Nations uprising Yasin