City of Black Gold : Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of Modern Kirkuk.

By: Bet-Shlimon, ArbellaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781503609143Subject(s): Ethnicity-Political aspects-Iraq-Karkūk-History-20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: City of Black Gold : Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of Modern KirkukDDC classification: 956.74 LOC classification: DS79.9.K37 .B48 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Languages and Transliteration -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 The Forging of Iraq -- 2 The British Mandate -- 3 Oil and Urban Growth -- 4 The Ideology of Urban Development -- 5 The Intercommunal Fight -- 6 Nationalization and Arabization -- Conclusion -- Note on Sources and Archives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Languages and Transliteration -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 The Forging of Iraq -- 2 The British Mandate -- 3 Oil and Urban Growth -- 4 The Ideology of Urban Development -- 5 The Intercommunal Fight -- 6 Nationalization and Arabization -- Conclusion -- Note on Sources and Archives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y.

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Bet-Shilmon (Univ. of Washington) has written a unique history of Kirkuk. Kirkuk has most recently been the target of the Ba'athist party under Saddam Hussein, especially after the Gulf War of 1991. But Bet-Shlimon makes it clear that Kirkuk has long been a tipping point in Kurdish, Arab, and Turkmen history in the region. Prior to World War I, Kirkuk was a part of the Ottoman Empire, but after its defeat in 1918 Kirkuk was forcibly contained within the British Mandate. Out of Churchill's efforts at the Cairo Conference of 1921, British interests aligned with King Faisal and the creation of modern Iraq. Kurds repeatedly were against this mandate and monarchy, because they had been promised more autonomy by the British during World War I. The discovery of oil in 1927 changed the politics of the region, and during World War II German efforts to penetrate it were defeated. After World War II, communist influence caused issues after the coup that overthrew the monarchy in 1958. Since Hussein's ouster the region has been plagued by further ethnic rivalries. Unless an independent Kurdistan is created, this is likely to continue whether or not ISIS is defeated. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Andrew Mark Mayer, College of Staten Island

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Arbella Bet-Shlimon is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Washington.

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