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Faisal I of Iraq, Ali A. Allawi

Label
Faisal I of Iraq
Title
Faisal I of Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Ali A. Allawi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Born in 1885, King Faisal I of Iraq was a seminal figure not only in the founding of the state of Iraq but also in the making of the modern Middle East. In all the tumult leading to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of new Arab states, Faisal was a central player. His life traversed each of the important political, military, and intellectual developments of his times. This comprehensive biography is the first to provide a fully rounded picture of Faisal the man and Faisal the monarch. Ali A. Allawi recounts the dramatic events of his subject's life and provides a reassessment of his crucial role in developments in the pre- and post-World War I Middle East and of his lasting but underappreciated influence in the region even 80 years after his death. A battle-hardened military leader who, with the help of Lawrence of Arabia, organized the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire; a leading representative of the Arab cause, alongside Gertrude Bell, at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919; a founding father and king of the first independent state of Syria; the first king of Iraq-in his many roles Faisal overcame innumerable crises and opposing currents while striving to build the structures of a modern state. This book is the first to afford his contributions to Middle East history the attention they deserve"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allawi, Ali A.
Dewey number
  • 956.704/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.5
LC item number
.A45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faysal
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
Faisal I of Iraq, Ali A. Allawi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1541742
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 634 pages
Isbn
9780300127324
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, plates, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1541742
  • (OCoLC)844731534
Label
Faisal I of Iraq, Ali A. Allawi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1541742
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 634 pages
Isbn
9780300127324
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, plates, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1541742
  • (OCoLC)844731534

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