The Old Social Classes & The Revolutionary Movement In Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of its Communists, Ba'thists and Free Officers

The Old Social Classes The Revolutionary Movement In Iraq A Study of Iraq s Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of its Communists Ba thists and Free Officers This comparative study analyses the traditional elite of Iraq and their successors the Communists the Ba thists and Free Officers in terms of social and economic relationships in each area of the cou

  • Title: The Old Social Classes & The Revolutionary Movement In Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of its Communists, Ba'thists and Free Officers
  • Author: Hanna Batatu
  • ISBN: 9780863565205
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • This comparative study analyses the traditional elite of Iraq and their successors the Communists, the Ba thists and Free Officers in terms of social and economic relationships in each area of the country The author draws on secret government documents and interviews with key figures, both in power and in prison, to produce an engrossing story of political struggle anThis comparative study analyses the traditional elite of Iraq and their successors the Communists, the Ba thists and Free Officers in terms of social and economic relationships in each area of the country The author draws on secret government documents and interviews with key figures, both in power and in prison, to produce an engrossing story of political struggle and change.Hanna Batatu was born in 1926 in Jerusalem He immigrated to the United States in 1948, receiving his PhD from Harvard University in 1960 Apart from research fellowships at Harvard, MIT, and Princeton, Batatu held two major teaching appointments at the American University of Beirut 1962 81 , and at Georgetown University 1982 94 , where he was named Professor Emeritus upon retirement He died in 2000.

    One thought on “The Old Social Classes & The Revolutionary Movement In Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of its Communists, Ba'thists and Free Officers”

    1. Finally finished after quite a few early morning slogs, this book is amazing.A panoramic masterpiece of social history.If only more academics would write like this.What more can I say, read it!

    2. Hanna Batatu’s massive history The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq offers a detailed account of the social forces that shaped political configurations in Iraq from nineteenth century under Ottoman rule until 1977. His book consists of three sections. The first section discusses the transformation of the old social classes from an enfeebled class under Ottoman rule to an influential clique that preserved its interests at the center in collaboration with the ex-Sharifi [...]

    3. An incomparable study of 20th Century IraqThis is the best history of modern Iraq available in English, dealing mainly with the period between the revolt against British rule in 1920 and the final ascendancy of the Ba'ath Party in 1968. A work of admirable and inspiring scholarship, it creates a complex and nuanced portrait of the country in a period of upheaval and change. It is the first book that any serious student of Iraqi history should read and it contains many insights and gems for those [...]

    4. Perhaps the most enlightening and thorough book on Iraq. I recommend this book to everyone heading down range to work in Iraq; State Dept or military.

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