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dc.contributor.advisorAghaie, Kamran Scoten
dc.creatorAbosch, Tovaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-10T16:31:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-10T16:31:17Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2015en
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2QP74en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/32358en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe lack of attention to any comprehensive scholarly study of King Faisal I of Iraq since his untimely death in 1933 is interesting, considering that the twelve years in which he ruled Iraq witnessed the imposition and evolution of many of the institutions of the twentieth century state along with their concomitant ideologies and justifications. The construction of the modern Iraqi state belonged solely neither to the British nor to the efforts of the Ottoman-educated ex-Sharifian officers who followed Faisal from his aborted kingdom in Syria to the newly established monarchy in 1921. It was more a mélange of competing ideas, collaborative efforts, and political realities. In all this, Faisal played no small part as he maneuvered delicately among the strategic concerns of two major European powers, a re-emergent Turkish nation, his family's historical nemesis in the Nejd, relations with Iran following the 1921 coup d'état, and a variety of internal separatist ambitions and parochial interests. This paper seeks to redress this lacuna, concentrating on Faisal's efforts to establish a solid base of support and control while crafting an independent, coherently functioning polity from the patchwork of provinces presented him on his accession to the throne of Iraq.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectFaisalen
dc.subjectIraqen
dc.subjectArab nationalismen
dc.subjectState building: Ba'ath partyen
dc.subjectBritainen
dc.subject1920 uprisingen
dc.subjectMandateen
dc.subjectColonialismen
dc.subjectImperialismen
dc.subjectSati al-Husrien
dc.subjectShiaen
dc.subjectMujtahidsen
dc.subjectVilayetsen
dc.subjectOttomansen
dc.subjectSharifianen
dc.subjectMesopotamiaen
dc.titleA valiant effort : Faisal's failed inculcation of national identity in Iraqen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2015-11-10T16:31:17Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMinault, Gailen
dc.description.departmentHistoryen
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-3849-4643en


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