Kurdistan: Crafting of National Selves

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Berg, 2008 - History - 186 pages
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This book provides a concise analysis of the making of Kurdistan, its peoples, historical developments and cultural politics. Under the Ottoman Empire Kurdistan was the name given to the autonomous province in which the Kurdish princes ruled over a cosmopolitan population. But re-mapping, wars and the growth of modern nation-states have turned Kurdistan into an imagined homeland. The Kurdish question is one that continually reappears on the international stage because of the strategic location of Kurdistan. In describing the ways in which Kurdistan and its history have been represented and politicized, the author traces the vital role of the nationalist States of Turkey, Iran and Iraq in the crafting of political actors in the region.

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well the iraqi kurds have an overall j dna of 40% 28.4% j2 and 11.6% j1 they are mostly semitic in dna although they are an iranic people living amongst semitic people for thousands of years what do u expect they (medes,kurds) joined in alliance with the chaldeans the royalty married and it is true the iraqi kurds are the closest to the semitic jews by dna and they and the iraqi arabs are the closest to the assyrians in dna 

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Christopher Houston is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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