essential introduction to the Iraqis and their traditions presents a unique schematic
overview of the past, present and future of the mosaic of the different peoples
and religions that make up the present-day country of Iraq as well as the extensive
Iraqi community in exile. The perfect sourcebook for anyone interested in the
Iraqi and their nation, sections include a historical introduction with an overview
of Iraqis worldwide today, customs and traditions, language and religion. Dedicated
chapters present an overview of the larger peoples: the Shi'ite and Sunni Arabs,
the Kurds, the Assyrians and other Christian minorities, and the Marsh Arabs.
Rounding this off are maps of historical locations of peoples and Iraq's changing
borders, plus suggestions for further reading and a chronology of historical events.
224 pages with 40 illustrations & maps