A Modern History of the Kurds
The division of the Kurdish people among four modern nation states--Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran--and their struggle for national rights have been constant themes of recent Middle East history. The Kurdish lands have been contested territory for many centuries. In this detailed history of the Kurds from the 19th century to the present day, McDowall examines the interplay of old and new aspects of the struggle, the importance of local rivalries within Kurdish society, the enduring authority of certain forms of leadership and the failure of modern states to respond to the challenge of Kurdish nationalism. Drawing extensively on primary sources McDowall's book is useful for all who want a better understanding of the underlying dynamics of the Kurdish question.
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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
This wonderfully comprehensive work about the Kurdish people both entertained and instructed me in everything I needed to know, and more. I read it in 2016, and did not wish to return it to the library.
Knowledge of the populations of Kurds, and their origins and languages in this work is expansive. Extracts of historical evidence re-enforce all information provided, proving their veracity.
Tracing the histories of various Kurds, in countries neighbouring Turkey, including religious and political connections, cultural and linguistic developments, this book will fulfil your need for information about these intelligent, resourceful resilient people.
INTRODUCTION KURDISH IDENTITY AND SOCIAL FORMATION
THE KURDS IN THE AGE OF TRIBE AND EMPIRE
KURDISTAN BEFORE THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
OTTOMAN KURDISTAN 18001850
OTTOMAN KURDISTAN 18501914
THE QAJARS AND THE KURDS
REVOLUTION NATIONALISM AND WAR 19081918
INCORPORATING THE KURDS
THE BIRTH OF A NATIONALIST MOVEMENT UNDER HASHIMITE RULE
THE KURDS IN REVOLUTIONARY IRAQ
THE KURDS UNDER THE BAATH 19681975
THE ROAD TO GENOCIDE 19751988
UPRISING AND SELFRULE
ETHNONATIONALISM IN TURKEY
THE KURDISH NATIONAL REVIVAL IN TURKEY 19461979
THE PKK AND THE MASS MOVEMENT
REDRAWING THE MAP THE PARTITION OF OTTOMAN KURDISTAN
THE KURDS BRITAIN AND IRAQ
INCORPORATING TURKEYS KURDS
THE KURDS UNDER REZA SHAH
ETHNONATIONALISM IN IRAN
TRIBE OR ETHNICITY? THE MAHABAD REPUBLIC
IRAN CREATING A NATIONAL MOVEMENT
SUBJECTS OF THE SHII REPUBLIC
ETHNONATIONALISM IN IRAQ