Culture, History and Ideology in the Formation of Ba‘thist Iraq, 1968–89

  • Amatzia Baram

Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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    Pages 1-17
  3. Amatzia Baram
    Pages 30-40
  4. Amatzia Baram
    Pages 41-52
  5. Amatzia Baram
    Pages 61-68
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    Pages 69-82
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    Pages 112-116
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    Pages 129-143
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 144-196

About this book


In this book, an innovative approach to the study of ideology in the Arab world explores how, through culture and the re-interpretation of history, a powerful totalitarian regime has endeavoured to cement internal unity among Iraq's diverse ethnic and religious communities. The book analyzes the ways in which, to imbue its citizens with a common destiny of Arab leadership, this regime has set out to convince the Iraqi people to see themselves as the heirs of all the great civilizations of Mesopotamia.


archeology culture desegregation ideology integration Iraq Irish Republican Army (IRA) theatre

Authors and affiliations

  • Amatzia Baram
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of the History of the Middle EastHaifa UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-21245-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21243-9
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