Iraq: From Sumer to Saddam

  • Authors
  • Geoff Simons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Iraq in the New World Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 3-110
  3. The History of Iraq

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 113-138
    3. Geoff Simons
      Pages 139-159
    4. Geoff Simons
      Pages 160-180
    5. Geoff Simons
      Pages 181-223
    6. Geoff Simons
      Pages 224-270
    7. Geoff Simons
      Pages 271-329
  4. Towards the New World Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 333-381
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 382-444

About this book


This book presents a broad history of Iraq, from the earliest times to the present, with particular attention to the emergence of modern Iraq in the twentieth century, the power struggles that led to the rise of Saddam Hussein, and recent events such as the Iran-Iraq war, the 1990-91 Gulf crisis, and the continuing depiction of Iraq as a 'pariah' nation. Detailed information is included, much of it unsympathetic to western propaganda, to encourage a deeper understanding and a deeper ethical perception of the 'Iraq Question'.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65169-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24763-9
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