Memories of State: Politics, History and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq (BOK)

Eric Davis

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Despite being securely entrenched in power and having suppressed all political opposition, the Ba'thist regime that ruled Iraq from 1968 to 2003 still felt the need to engage in a massive rewriting of the nation's history and cultural heritage - in both its high and popular forms. As this book makes clear, the regime's effort to restructure understandings of the past was an attempt to expunge a powerful tendency in the Iraqi nationalist movement that advocated cultural pluralism, political participation, and social justice. Based on interviews with Iraqi intellectuals under the regime of Saddam Husayn, and with Iraqi expatriates and on publications from Iraq both before and during Ba'thist rule, Memories of State is an eye-opening look at one of the most important and misunderstood countries in the Middle East. This timely study also asks what the possibilities are for promoting civil society and a transition to democratic rule in post-Ba'thist Iraq.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter Eric Davis
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520235465
Antall sider 397 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 485 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Middle Eastern history

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