Download E-books The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War PDF

By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

What have been the factors of the Iraq struggle? Who have been the most avid gamers? How used to be the warfare bought to the choice makers? regardless of all that has been written at the Iraq warfare the myriad scholarly, journalistic and polemical works the solutions to those questions stay shrouded in an ideological mist. The Road to Iraq is an empirical research that dispels this fog.

Discover how a small yet ideologically coherent and socially cohesive team of decided political brokers used the contingency of 9-11 to crush a skeptical international coverage institution, army brass and intelligence apparatus.

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Download E-books Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage PDF

By Michael Otterman

For approximately 20 years, the U.S. and its allies have prosecuted struggle and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq exhibits in exceptional element the devastating human cost.

Western governments and the mainstream media proceed to disregard or play down the human charges of the warfare on Iraqi voters This has allowed them to provide their position because the benign guardians of Iraqi pursuits. The authors deconstruct this narrative by means of proposing a portrait of the complete carnage in Iraq at the present time as advised by way of Iraqis and different witnesses who skilled it firsthand.

Featuring in-depth interviews with Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan and Western nations, Erasing Iraq is a finished and relocating account of the Iraqi people's tragedy.

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Download E-books Lebanon's Second Republic: Prospects for the Twenty-first Century PDF

The big variety of possible intractable political, social, and financial events affecting Lebanon's fight to outline itself and its destiny position within the heart East are tested during this assortment. taking a look past issues of politics and diplomacy, the individuals study the severe process Muslim-Christian kinfolk, the tutorial process that would allow its voters to play an important position in fiscal improvement, the troubles of girls, and concrete and ecological crises. looking a extra thorough figuring out of either Lebanon's prior and its destiny customers, the publication can be of worth not just to experts within the quarter but in addition to scholars of women's concerns and to these interested by the multi-dimensional elements of Lebanon's destiny.

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Download E-books The Crusades PDF

By Nikolas Jaspert

This German-to-English translation of a hugely profitable publication is a transparent, approachable, student-friendly creation to the heritage of the Crusades.

With an extended chronological span, from the 11th to the overdue 15th century, and with a large geographical insurance of the full of Europe and a few of the center East, The Crusades is transparent, concise and extra wide-ranging than so much single-volume works.

Taking fresh scholarship under consideration, and utilizing containers, case reviews, marginal instructions and chronologies, the e-book is definitely laid out and simple to stick to, delivering a accomplished evaluate of the campaign move for college students in any respect collage levels.

 

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Download E-books Soldiers and Citizens: An Oral History of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Battlefield to the Pentagon (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) PDF

This ebook is the first comprehensive oral background of the Iraq battle. It presents the uncooked and shiny testimonies and memories from strive against veterans, family, conscientious objectors, Bush management officers, Iraqi leaders, etc, forming a gripping and relocating portrait of the battle.

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Download E-books Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran (Publications on the Near East) PDF

By Arash Khazeni

Tribes and Empire at the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran lines the historical past of the Bakhtiyari tribal confederacy of the Zagros Mountains via momentous instances that observed the outlet in their territory to the surface global. because the Qajar dynasty sought to combine the peoples on its margins into the kingdom, the British Empire made advertisement inroads into the as soon as inaccessible mountains at the frontier among Iran and Iraq. the space among the kingdom and the tribes was once narrowed via imperial tasks that integrated the development of a street throughout the mountains, the collection of geographical and ethnographic details, and the exploration for oil, which culminated in the course of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.

These smooth initiatives assimilated self sustaining pastoral nomadic tribes at the peripheries of Qajar Iran right into a wider imperial territory and the realm economic system. Tribal topics didn't stay passive amidst those alterations in surroundings and society, even if, and initiatives of empire within the hinterlands of Iran have been constantly mediated via encounters, lodging, and engagement with the tribes. not like the variety of literature at the city sessions and political heart in Qajar Iran, Arash Khazeni adopts a view from the Bakhtiyari tents at the outer edge. Drawing upon Persian chronicles, tribal histories, and archival resources from London, Tehran, and Isfahan, this e-book opens new floor through coming near near nineteenth-century Iran from its facet and putting the tribal outer edge on the middle of a story approximately empire and assimilation within the smooth center East.

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Download E-books The History of al-Tabari Vol. 23: The Zenith of the Marwanid House: The Last Years of 'Abd al-Malik and The Caliphate of al-Walid A.D. 700-715/A.H. 81-96 (SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies) PDF

By Martin Hinds

This quantity covers the years 700-715 A.D., a interval that witnessed the final 5 years of the caliphate of the Umayyad 'Abd al-Malik b. Marwan and the total of the caliphate of his son al-Walid. looking back, this era will be noticeable to have marked the apogee of Marwanid Umayyad energy.

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Download E-books Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 1190-1350 (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) PDF

By Michael Chamberlain

Michael Chamberlain makes a speciality of medieval Damascus to improve a brand new method of the connection among the society and tradition of the center East. the writer argues that historians have lengthy imposed ecu strictures onto societies to which they have been alien. Western ideas of valid order have been beside the point to medieval Muslim society the place social development used to be established upon the creation of data and non secular patronage, and it was once the family, instead of the kingdom organization or company, that held political and social strength. A parallel is drawn among the discovered elite and the soldiers of Damascus who, via related ideas, obtained prestige and tool and handed them on of their families. through reading fabric from the Latin West, Sung China and the Sinicized empires of internal Asia, the writer addresses the character of political energy within the interval.

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Download E-books Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture of Fallujah, Iraq PDF

By Dick Camp

The moment conflict for Fallujah, dubbed Operation Phantom Fury, happened over a nearly two-month interval, from November 7 to December 23, 2004. The Marine Corps’ greatest conflict in Iraq up to now, it was once so lengthy and fierce that it has entered the pantheon of USMC battles along Iwo Jima, Inchon, and Hue City. This publication bargains an in-depth, intimate investigate Operation Phantom Fury, the one most vital conflict undertaken in the course of the profession of Iraq. The writer, a retired Marine Corps colonel with wrestle provider in Vietnam, carried out own interviews with warring parties, from the department commander accountable for the operation all the way down to Marine soldiers who did the fighting. The result--illustrated with 100 motion photographs--is a unprecedented firsthand account of the brutal fact of the conflict in Iraq, how this conflict for a key urban used to be fought, and the way this sort of the most important conflict appears to be like from positions of command and from the thick of the fight.

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