eBook Middle East: Region in Transition: Iraq, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615304029
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304028
  • DDC: 956.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 216 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

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 endeavor to secure a hopeful, prosperous future for their country. This thoughtful volume chronicles the major events in Iraqi history and the traditions, customs, and ideas that have shaped its trajectory since the Arab conquests.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Land.
2: Relief.
3: Drainage.
4: Soils.
5: Climate.
6: Plant and Animal Life.
7: People.
8: Arabs.
9: Kurds.
10: Languages.
11: Religion.
12: Settlement Patterns.
13: Demographic Trends.
14: Economy.
15: Economic Development.
16: State Control.
17: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing.
18: Resources and Power.
19: Manufacturing.
20: Finance.
21: Trade.
22: Services.
23: Labour and Taxation.
24: Transportation and Telecommunications.
25: Government and Society.
26: Local Government.
27: Justice.
28: Political Process.
29: Security.
30: Health and Welfare.
31: Housing.
32: Education.
33: Cultural Life.
34: Daily Life and Social Customs.
35: The Arts.
36: Cultural Institutions.
37: Sports and Recreation.
38: Media and Publishing.
39: History.
40: Iraq from C. 600 to 1055.
41: Iraq from 1055 to 1534.
42: Ottoman Iraq (1534–1918).
43: Iraq Until the 1958 Revolution.
44: The Republic of Iraq.
45: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.