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Title Writing the modern history of Iraq : historiographical and political challenges / editors, Jordi Tejel [and others]
Published Singapore : World Scientific., [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (559 pages) : map
Contents 1. Dealing with the Past: Methodological Issues -- 2. The Monarchist Era Revisited -- 3. Rethinking the Baʻthist Period -- 4. Dealing with Victimhood: Whose Memories of Mass Violence? Between Oral and Official History -- 5. Shiʻi Actors in Post-Saddam Iraq: Partisan Historiography -- 6. The Politics of Population Movements in Contemporary Iraq: A Research Agenda -- 7. Representing Iraq History Through the Arts
Summary "The modern history of Iraq is punctuated by a series of successive and radical ruptures (coups d'etat, changes of regime, military adventures and foreign invasions) whose chronological markers are relatively easy to identify. Although researchers cannot ignore these ruptures, they should also be encouraged to establish links between the moments when the breaks occur and the longue durée, in order to gain a better understanding of the period. Combining a variety of different disciplinary and methodological perspectives, this collection of essays seeks to establish some new markers which will open fresh perspectives on the history of Iraq in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and suggest a narrative that fits into new paradigms. The book covers the various different periods of the modern state (the British occupation and mandate, the monarchy, the first revolutions and the decades of Ba'thist rule) through the lens of significant groups in Iraq society, including artists, film-makers, political and opposition groups, members of ethnic and religious groups, and tribes"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Iraq -- Historiography.
Form Electronic book
Author Tejel, Jordi.
ISBN 1283739380
9789814390576 (electronic bk.)
9814390577 (electronic bk.)