Le diverse anime della comunità arabo-sunnita mesopotamica e le relazioni con Londra all'indomani della Prima guerra mondiale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The different souls of the Mesopotamian Arab-Sunni community and relations with London in the aftermath of the First World War

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Always considered as one of the cornerstones on which the modern Iraqi state synthesis was erected, the Arab-Sunni community of the land of the two rivers generally tends to be presented as a compact sided reality alongside London and the Hashemite crown of Iraq built in 1921. This position is the result of the crucial role played by some of its leading leaders in the consolidation of the country's institutions and the traditional primacy held by the community over the decades leading up to the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, but which has not manages to express the complexity of a reality far more heterogeneous and fragmented than generally described. Behind an apparent homogeneity of positions and intent, in fact, there were a multiplicity of opposing agendas and interests well reflected by the positions taken by his different souls during the two-year period 1919-1920 and, in particular, during the great uprising of 1920. A historical moment of crucial importance that marked the fate of the land of the two rivers, but which is often described as the product of an almost exclusively Arab-Shiite opposition having as its epicenters the Middle-Lower Euphrates and the main 'atabats. The contribution therefore proposes, above all through the use of British archival sources, to outline the complexity of relations within the Iraqi Arab-Sunni community in the aftermath of the end of the First World War and to highlight their different positions towards London.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The different souls of the Mesopotamian Arab-Sunni community and relations with London in the aftermath of the First World War
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationUna storia, tante storie. Studi di storia internazionale
Pages93-102
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Iraq
  • Mesopotamia
  • sunniti

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