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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At times one is given too much detail about exactly what class of peasant someone’s father was. An American general comes in and asks what he’s reading. Global Policy Forum E 42nd Banna. I wrote about 32, words of notes from this book, again very rich and highly recommended. Born in Jerusalem inHanna Batatu emigrated to the United States inthe year of the Nakba – a series of events surrounding the establishment of the state of Israel in most of what had previously been British Mandate Palestineas well as the creation of a large Palestinian refugee population barred by the new state from returning to their homes.
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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.
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The general reaches into his back pocket and pulls out a tatty paperback of a tourist’s guide to Iraq and proclaims “Everything I need to know is in this.
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One person found this helpful. The man holds up his book: Princeton University Press, Batatu’s methodology is grounded in political sociology and considers in detail hannna social factors for the developments he covers, and even more so the social composition of the movements in question.
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Our leaders may battu to nurture their ignorance, but I want to read the book the translator had. 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 bafatu Middle Eastern society and politics.
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Retrieved from ” https: Yale University Press The Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi Revolutions: A History of Iraq. 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.
I now summarize and paraphrase: 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.