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Saddam's word : political discourse in Iraq

Author: Ofra Bengio
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By analyzing political terms, concepts, and idioms as used by Saddam Hussein and the Ba'th regime, author Ofra Bengio illuminates Iraq's political culture and the events that these expressions have both reflected and shaped.
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Bengio, Ofra.
Saddam's word.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97002308
(OCoLC)36301449
Named Person: Saddam Hussein; Saddam Hussein; Saddam Hussein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ofra Bengio
ISBN: 9780195354188 0195354184 1602562008 9781602562004 0198034636 9780198034636 9780195151855 0195151852 9780195114393 0195114396 9780199854523 0199854521
OCLC Number: 57365454
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
Contents: Introduction : language and politics --
Revolution and revival --
From "popular" to totalitarian democracy --
Unity and separatism --
Cycles of enmity and violence --
Epic and apocalypse --
Conclusion : the rape of language.
Series Title: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Other Titles: ʻIraḳ shel Tsadam.
Responsibility: Ofra Bengio.

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