Rosen Publishing Group

A Historical Atlas of Iraq (Historical Atlases of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East)

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ISBN: 9780823938650
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 64
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Objective Portraits of the Geography, History, and Culture of Six Countries in This Complex Area of the World Asian and Middle Eastern countries are home to some of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average student, these areas of the world sometimes conjure images of remote, political hotspots or cultures of religious fanaticism. This unique and timely geography series offers an objective portrait of south asia, central Asia and the Middle East while tracing each country's history to the present day. Using maps of the ancient to modern worlds as its foundation, each book explores pivotal historical moments, encompassing various periods of leadership, the rise and fall of empires, wars, conquests, and any other dramatic changes that affect each country and its surrounding environs. Special attention is paid to include facts about modern events such as the Iran hostage crisis, the Persian Gulf War, and the recent war in Afghanistan. Each book in this series contains rare maps, vivid photography, extensive captions, and resources that include a timeline, glossary, suggested reading list, and bibliography. An invaluable resource for young readers in today's world. Many empires have fought on Iraqi soil and claimed its territory as their own. In fact, few regions have experienced more war, more violent political upheaval, and more ruthless campaigns to oust potential enemies than Iraq. Here students can follow the history of the Sumerians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Mongols, who have all lived and prospered in the region. With the United States's dependency on the Middle East for its oil, and the threat of Saddam Hussein's unconventional weaponsprograms, knowledge of Iraq's history is more essential now than ever before.

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