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    • December 2004
    • 9780231132930
  • 200 Pages
  • 8 Illustrations

  • Paperback
  • $28.00


    • December 2004
    • 9780231509206
  • 200 Pages
  • 8 Illustrations

  • E-book
  • $27.99

The Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921

Edited by Reeva Spector Simon and Eleanor H. Tejirian. Foreword by Gary Sick

Leading scholars consider Iraq's history and strategic importance from the vantage point of its residents, neighbors (Iran, Turkey, and Kurdistan), and the Great Powers.

About the Author

Reeva Spector Simon is a research scholar at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and coeditor of The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa in Modern Times. She is also author of Iraq Between the Two World Wars: The Militarist Origins of Tyranny (Columbia). Eleanor H. Tejirian is an associate research scholar at the Middle East Institute. She is coeditor (with Simon) of Altruism and Imperialism: Western Religious and Cultural Missions in the Middle East.

Here is a well-executed collective effort to present...the Iraqi-British story...A succinct yet comprehensive account of this period.

L. Carl Brown

"A concise and multifaceted overview of the circumstances that led to the creation of modern Iraq out of the ruins of the Ottoman empire." -Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions

Preface, by Gary G. SickIntroduction, by Reeva S. Simon and Eleanor H. TejirianChapter 1: The View from Basra: Southern Iraq's Reaction to War and Occupation, 1915-1925, by Judith S. YapheChapter 2: The View from Baghdad, by Reeva S. SimonChapter 3: Mosul Questions: Economy, Identity, and Annexation, by Sarah ShieldsChapter 4: The Evolution of the Iran-Iraq Border, by Lawrence G. PotterChapter 5:A Kemalist Gambit: A View of the Political Negotiations in the Determination of the Turkish-Iraqi Border, by David CuthellChapter 6: Kurds and the Formation of the State of Iraq, 1917-1932, by M. R. IzadyChapter 7: The Oil Resources of Iraq: Their Role in the Policies of the Great Powers, by George E. GruenChapter 8: Russia from Empire to Revolution, by Peter J. SinnottChapter 9: Britain, France, and the Diplomatic Agreements, by David FromkinChapter 10: The United States, the Ottoman Empire, and the Postwar Settlement, by Eleanor H. TejirianPostscriptAdditional Readings