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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Now back in print, this classic work has assumed a new significance in light of Iraq’s recent history.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. High to Low Avg. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Hanna Batatu held two major teaching appointments: Review “An indispensable foundation for any thoughts regarding the creation of a new Iraqi political order”– Christian Science Monitor “Batatu’s book is by far the best book written on the social and political history of modern Iraq.

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Our leaders may choose to nurture their ignorance, but I want to read the book the translator had. 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. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


Hanna Batatu

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. If nothing else, this books teaches us the value of history in unearthing complexity. Bxtatu Submit to Film Festivals.

If you are a seller for ahnna product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Share your thoughts with other customers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Iraqi revolt against the British and Iraqi Resistance Today. 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.

The transformation comes alive with details of various politicians, military officers, tribal leaders bahatu demagogues, among others, who serve to identify who the decision-makers were and from where they emerged.

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An American general comes in and asks what he’s reading. Cases have haanna known of sheikhs manipulating the elections so that they controlled all the secondary votes in the tribute and thus in a position to auction thirty or more votes to the highest bidder After the second stage is properly arranged the setting is then ready for the third and final stage, i. The Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi Revolutions: Batatu’s words can take scrutiny, which is more than I can say for the policy papers our government is presently using for reference.


One person found this helpful. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Originally published init is one of the very few comprehensive, primary source-based histories of any Arab country ever written. An Arab bxtatu sits in a cubicle studying a textbook.

From Revolution to Dictatorship Paperback. Low to High Price: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nonetheless, the key point I took away from it is that Iraq is a “country” full of complexity and tension.

Hanna Batatu (Author of العراق)

Then, the threat of nationalism caused the British to rely even more on their conservative Iraqi allies, the traditional rural leadership. While others criticize if for taking a class approach, and not addressing the sectarian issues, I find this completely wrong. From the late s on he travelled to Iraq several times, and succeeded in having access to communist political prisoners and secret police files before the revolution of Because of that debacle, the nature of Europe was given part of its qualities.

General Petraeus speaks to Congress with reassurance that though things are bad in Baghdad they are improving in the edges of the provinces. 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 natatu.

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