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

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ISBN-10: 1503609138

ISBN-13: 9781503609136

Edition: 2019

Authors: Arbella Bet-Shlimon

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Kirkuk is Iraq's most multilingual city, for millennia home to a diverse population. It was also where, in 1927, a foreign company first struck oil in Iraq. Over the following decades, Kirkuk became the heart of Iraq's booming petroleum industry. City of Black Gold tells a story of oil, urbanization, and colonialism in Kirkuk--and how these factors shaped the identities of Kirkuk's citizens, forming the foundation of an ethnic conflict. Arbella Bet-Shlimon reconstructs the twentieth-century history of Kirkuk to question the assumptions about the past underpinning today's ethnic divisions. In the early 1920s, when the Iraqi state was formed under British administration, group identities in…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English