A Modern History of the Kurds

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I. B. Tauris, Feb 15, 1997 - History - 400 pages
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The division of Kurdistan between three modern nation states - Iraq, Turkey and Iran - and the struggle of the Kurdish people for national rights have been constant themes of recent Middle East history. They are also issues which, particularly in Iraq and Turkey, have never been so pressing as they are today.

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User Review  - enoerew - LibraryThing

Gives you a sense of Kurdistan and it's relationship with Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, between which it has been trisected, but the narrative feels a bit cumbersome. Worth reading, though, in order to get ... Read full review


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McDowall, a British specialist on Middle Eastern affairs (Palestine and Israel: The Uprising and Beyond, Univ. of California, 1990) and acknowledged expert on the Kurds, has produced a comprehensive ... Read full review


Kurdish Identity and Social Formation
Kurdistan before the Nineteenth Century
Ottoman Kurdistan 18001850

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David McDowall is an acknowledged expert on the Kurds and author of Palestine and Israel: The Uprising and Beyond (IBT 1989).

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