Abdul Razzak Al-Hassani
() is an Iraqi
Al-Hassani is noted for having written a book titled The Political History of Iraq
(in the Arabic
language), in which he considered the Hamrin Mountain
Range as a natural border of Kurdistan
. His approach towards this sensitive issue concerning the border created controversy about the ethnicity of Kirkuk
city. Kirkuk is a multiethnic city in Iraq
. The ethnic identity of the city has been disputed among Kurds
, and Assyrians
. This controversial approach was also supported in the past by many foreign researchers, including Cecil J. Edmonds
in his book, "Kurds, Turks and Arabs. Politics, Travel and Research in North-eastern Iraq, 1919-1925", published by London: Oxford Press, 1957.
The Iraqi historian Al-Hassani has other famous books as "Tarikh Al-Ahwarat Al-Iraqi" ( "History of Iraqi Marshes") and "Ancient and Modern Iraq" published by Al-Irfan press, Saida, Lebanon, 1956.