About this Item

Title
Mesopotamia.
Summary
In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Mesopotamia is Number 63 in the series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the conclusion of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The study describes Mesopotamia as a loosely defined region consisting "of a great depression running south-east from the north-western corner of Syria and the mountains of Armenia down to the head of the Persian Gulf," roughly corresponding to the territory of present-day Iraq, along with small parts of present-day Syria, Turkey, and Iran. Chapter I discusses physical and political geography. Chapter II covers political history, with emphasis on the period of Turkish occupation from 1638 to 1914. Chapter III discusses social and political conditions and Chapter IV economic conditions. Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I, Britain was granted a League of Nations mandate over Mesopotamia, which was constituted as the state of Iraq on November 11, 1920. Britain granted independence to the Kingdom of Iraq in 1932. World Digital Library.
Contributor Names
Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section.
Created / Published
London, H. M. Stationery off., 1920.
Subject Headings
-  Iraq
Notes
-  "Authorities": p. [132]-134.
-  digital files not viewed; td12 2013-7-16
Medium
4 p. leaves, 134 p. incl. tables. 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
DS49.2 .G7
D6 .G7 no. 63 Copy 2.
Library of Congress Control Number
a22000922
OCLC Number
7363347
Online Format
online text
pdf
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/a22000922
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse. Researchers are encouraged to review the source information attached to each item. For information on contacting WDL partner organizations, see this archived list of partners

The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.

Credit Line: [Original Source citation], World Digital Library

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For additional information and contact information for many of the partner organizations, see this archived capture of the World Digital Library site from 2021.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. Mesopotamia. London, H. M. Stationery off, 1920. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/a22000922/.

APA citation style:

Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. (1920) Mesopotamia. London, H. M. Stationery off. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/a22000922/.

MLA citation style:

Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. Mesopotamia. London, H. M. Stationery off, 1920. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/a22000922/>.

More Books/Printed Material like this