Longrigg, Stephen & Frank Stoakes.

Book ID: 22113


8vo. ix, 264 pp., 1 folding map, cloth in worn d/w, appendices, index, light spotting mainly to endpapers and top outer edges, few pencil annotations, otherwise copy in good condition, Nations of The Modern World series, Ernest Benn Limited, London, first edition, 1958.


Describes the condition of Iraq and traces its ancient and medieval history, its Turkish period & emergence by way a British Mandate into full independent statehood. Some discussion of antiquities, but largely focused upon the formation of modern Iraqi society beginning with independence in 1932, with chapters on the influence of Islam upon government, labour relations & kinship structures.

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