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A firsthand account of the socio-political atmosphere of the pre-Saddam Hussein era of Iraq, when the country first struggled with the establishment of a nation-state.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Editor’s Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. Editor’s Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xxiii-xxvi
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  1. 1. Arriving in Baghdad, 1924
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. An Educational Adventure
  2. pp. 14-26
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  1. 3. School of Life
  2. pp. 27-31
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  1. 4. Significant Occasions
  2. pp. 32-41
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  1. 5. Yesterday and Today in Baghdad
  2. pp. 42-53
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  1. 6. Gardens, Houses, and Feasts
  2. pp. 54-67
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  1. 7. Weddings
  2. pp. 68-80
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  1. 8. Little Journeys about the City
  2. pp. 81-95
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  1. 9. Baghdad from the Tigris
  2. pp. 96-106
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  1. 10. To Basrah on the Tigris
  2. pp. 107-120
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  1. 11. Visiting the Shiah Holy Cities
  2. pp. 121-132
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  1. 12. In the Land of the Kurds
  2. pp. 133-147
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  1. 13. Exploring Scenic Iraq
  2. pp. 148-156
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  1. 14. The Bedouin Tribes
  2. pp. 157-168
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  1. 15. The Uprooted Assyrians
  2. pp. 169-173
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  1. 16. Iraq’s Great Statesman
  2. pp. 174-181
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  1. 17. And So They Passed
  2. pp. 182-194
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  1. 18. The Magic Horse and the Magic Carpet
  2. pp. 195-206
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  1. 19. The Story of Oil
  2. pp. 207-217
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  1. 20. A Nazi-Inspired Revolt, 1941
  2. pp. 218-229
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  1. 21. Changing and Changeless Baghdad
  2. pp. 230-242
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 243-246
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 249-252
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815651819
Related ISBN
9780815609940
MARC Record
OCLC
808345632
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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