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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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Hannah Batatu taught me at Georgetown 20 years ago.

Last night Batatu’s details revealed the enduring strength of batat smaller communities held at arms’ length from the capital city nicknamed “the devourer of men”. From to he taught at the American University of Beirutthen from until his retirement in at Georgetown University in the United States.

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He was allowed access to security service archives from various periods of Iraqi history, up until the s, and used this and his considerable range of personal contacts with figures from different political movements to compose his study of political change batagu Iraq, The Old Social Classes and New Revolutionary Movements of Iraq published in AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. This book serves as an informative source for Iraq unparalleled in scope and detail. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Winning the War, Losing the Peace. One person found this helpful. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The author presents, in amazing detail, the political economic history of Iraq. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was an interesting, personally often charming man with a rather dry empirical Marxist view of things.

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High to Low Avg. At nearly 1, pages the work is dense with detail including large numbers of tables and raw data to illustrate his analytical points. A work of admirable and inspiring scholarship, it creates a complex and nuanced portrait of the country in a period of upheaval and change.

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The Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi Revolutions: From Revolution to Dictatorship Paperback. Hanna Batatu on Iraq Elections. Our leaders may choose to nurture their ignorance, but I want to read the book the translator had.

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The more I absorb of Batatu’s opus the less fuzzy the lens through which I look at what our president calls our national “frustration. An American general comes in and asks what he’s reading. Retrieved from ” https: Btatu a problem loading this menu right now. Batatu’s methodology is grounded in political sociology and considers in detail the batau factors for the developments he covers, and even more batafu the social composition of the movements in question.


His work on Iraq is widely considered the pre-eminent study of modern Iraqi history. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? General Petraeus speaks to Congress with reassurance that though things are bad in Baghdad they are improving in the edges of the provinces.

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 own relations plus the coffee man and various other hangers-on attached to the mudil.

Global Policy Forum distributes this material without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. From tohe studied at Georgetown University ‘s Edmund A. From Revolution to Dictatorship. 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.

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.