A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan

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Gérard Chaliand
Zed Books, 1993 - Kurdistan - 259 pages
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The 16 million Kurds are the largest nation in the world with no state of their own. Their history is one of constant revolts and bloody repression, massacres, deportations and renewed insurrection.This classic collection of writings from Kurdish intellectuals and other internationally respected experts discusses the origins of Kurdish nationalism and analyzes their contemporary demand for autonomy in the aftermath of the Gulf crisisand the setting up of safe havens.It combines historical analysis of the Kurds under the Ottoman Empire with a thorough study of Kurdish life in all areas of Kurdistan - Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the former Soviet Union. Later sections cover recent Kurdish history, with the emphasis on the Iraqi Kurds and the Kurdish movement in Turkey. Also included is an assessment of
 

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A history of the Kurdish people from the fall of the Ottoman Empire until the late 20th century, this work offers a collection of essays about the unique experience of Kurds under foreign governance ... Read full review

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Although overshadowed today by the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, the plight of the Kurds in northern Iraq drew world attention in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Few people were aware, however ... Read full review

Contents

The Kurds under the Ottoman Empire by Kendal
11
Kurdistan in Turkey by Kendal
38
Kurdistan in Iran by A R Ghassemlou
95
The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad by Archie Roosevelt Jr
122
Kurdistan in Iraq by Ismet Sheriff Vanly
139
The Kurds in Syria by Mustafa Nazdar
194
The Kurds in the Soviet Union by Kendal
202
Iranian Kurds under Ayatollah Khomeini by Gerard Chaliand
211
False Promises to the Kurds
231
A Report from
238
Chronology
248
Bibliography
254
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