Historical dictionary of Iraq / Edmund A. Ghareeb ; with the assistance of Beth Dougherty.Material type: BookSeries: Historical dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: no. 44.Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004Description: lxxvi, 459 p. : maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0810843307; 9780810843301.Subject(s): HISTORY | IRAQ | DICTIONARIES | DICTIONARIES | HISTORY | IRAQ | Iraq -- History | Irak -- Histoire -- Dictionnaires anglais | Irak | Irak -- Histoire -- Dictionnaires anglaisGenre/Form: Bibliographie. | Biographie. | Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon) | Wörterbuch.DDC classification: 956.7 Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Inhaltsverzeichnis
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-435).
The dictionary -- UN resolutions -- Appendices: Iraqi cabinets. Revolutionary command councils, 1968-2003. Regional commands, 1966-2003. Media in post-war ʻIraq. Important ʻIraqis in post-war ʻIraq.
"Historical Dictionary of Iraq begins with the earliest civilizations and covers the 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, the Kuwait invasion, and the second Gulf War, and other conflicts. The major ethnic groups, such as the Kurds, the Turkumans, and 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dealt with throughout the introduction and the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography complements this extensive historical reference."--Jacket.