Iraq

Iraq A History - Short Histories

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Publisher's Synopsis

Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law - all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for the first 5,000 years of human history, all innovations of worth emerged. It was the cradle of civilization.

In this unrivalled study, John Robertson details the greatness and grandeur of Iraq's achievements, the brutality and magnificence of its ancient empires and its extraordinary contributions to the world. The only work in the English language to explore the history of the land of two rivers in its entirety, it takes readers from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American and British-led invasion, the rise of Islamic State and Iraq today. A fascinating and thought-provoking analysis, it is sure to be greatly appreciated by historians, students and all those with an interest in this diverse and enigmatic country.

This paperback edition features a new epilogue, bringing the work up to date and looking ahead to Iraq's future.

Book information

ISBN: 9781851685868
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 956.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 704g
Height: 166mm
Width: 530mm
Spine width: 38mm