In this book, the distinguished scholar Hanna Batatu presents a comprehensive analysis of the recent social, economic, and political evolution of Syria’s. I met Hanna Batatu in the mids, when I was a graduate student at U.C.L.A., where he lectured on Iraq. I and other colleagues interested in the politics and. Hanna Batatu, one of the greatest historians of modern Iraq, here describes Iraqi parliamentary elections during the era of British colonialism. It is sometimes.

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It is the first book that any serious student of Iraqi history should read and it contains many insights and gems for those who do not have the patience or incentive to read it from cover to cover.

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This should serve as essential reading for those who callously think that Iraq is nothing more than an artificial creation of the British unifying three enemy groups by force. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His work on Iraq is widely considered the pre-eminent study of modern Iraqi history. Princeton Hannx Press, Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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The copy I obtained is a paperback reprint of the original published in the s. The prior friendship resulted in Batatu gaining access to otherwise secret state archives. Page 1 batatj 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I give the book four stars – the same as Petraeus wears on his uniform. I now summarize batatk paraphrase: Batatu’s words can take scrutiny, which is more than I can say for the policy papers our government is presently using for reference. This is the best history of hanha Iraq available in Hannna, dealing mainly with the period between the revolt against British rule in and the final ascendancy of the Ba’ath Party in The late Hanna Batatu’s landmark study of Iraq’s social formation during the twentieth century is widely regarded as one of the most significant works of recent times dealing with Middle Eastern society and politics.


It is exhaustive and from memory there is a “lack of woods for the trees” element to it.

Hanna Batatu on Iraq Elections

This page was last edited on 20 Juneat Altogether there were 12 bataatu elections, in addition to the elections to the Constituent Batatk of Yale University Press Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Secondly, the Qaim-maqam must arrange that a smart Committee man is sent to the out-stations to ensure that the shaiky does not become too powerful by electing as secondary electors all his hnna relations plus the coffee man and various other hangers-on attached to the mudil.

Originally published init is one of the very few comprehensive, primary source-based histories of any Arab country ever written. Provides an in-depth, well documented look at the various classes of Iraq, their makeup of society and how their interests determined the base for certain parties such as the Communist party, the Ba’ath etc.

At nearly 1, pages the work is dense with detail including large numbers of tables and raw data to illustrate his analytical points.