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Author Lukitz, Liora.

Title Iraq : the search for national identity / Liora Lukitz
Published London ; Portland, Ore. : F. Cass, 1995


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 MELB  320.5409567 Luk/Its  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Formal Independence and Informal Implications: Treaties, Agreements and State-formation. The Mosul question. The advisers' issue. The 1930 treaty -- 2. The Northern Provinces in the 1920s and 1930s. The Assyrian and other Christian communities: state-formation, trial and error. Kurds and Turkmen: politics and culture -- 3. The Southern Provinces in the 1920s and 1930s. Land tenure and state-formation. State-formation and political/cultural reactions -- 4. Contexts, Textures and Nationalism. The 1936 coup d'etat and its implications. Nationalism, officers, soldiers -- 5. The Search for a National Identity -- 6. The Northern Provinces in the 1940s -- 7. The Southern Provinces in the 1940s -- 8. Shifting Loyalties, Accomplished Identities? The 1950s -- Conclusion: Alliances, Loyalties and Identities
Summary The 1990-1991 crisis in the Middle East and the disturbances that followed in Iraq's Kurdish and Shi'i areas have starkly exposed deep-seated divisions in the Iraqi population. Iraq has essentially been dismembered along the lines of the three Ottoman provinces that were arbitrarily assembled into a state by the British after the First World War. This book examines the complexities stemming from this situation. It focuses on the intertwined and contradictory cultural, political and religious divisions in Iraqi society during the country's formative years, 1920-1960, offers a new explanation of the social categories and 'cultural packages' in conflict since Iraqi's inception as a modern state, and points out the reasons behind the unity or fragmentation of group connections, loyalties and identities
Analysis Iraq
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
Subject Nationalism -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Politics and government.
Author ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 94031533
ISBN 0714641286 (paperback)