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The Resource A modern history of the Kurds

A modern history of the Kurds

Label
A modern history of the Kurds
Title
A modern history of the Kurds
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this narrative, the first comprehensive account of recent Kurdish history, David McDowall traces the roots of Kurdish nationalism from the collapse of the Kurdish emirates in the nineteenth century and the consequent crisis in tribal politics, through the post-1918 peace settlement for which the Kurds were wholly unprepared, to the slow emergence of an educated non-tribal class during the middle years of this century. This new class faced two enemies. Externally, it
  • Had to resist the recently established regimes in Iran, Turkey and Iraq, all of which equated modernization with state nationalism, ethnic subordination and centralization. Internally, it had to transform a society based primarily on the socio-economic ethic of tribal patronage to one based on ethnic identity. McDowall shows how in each of these countries the struggle has taken on its own characteristics, problems and prospects; why pan-Kurdish unity still proves so
  • Elusive; and how governments have used the internal fault lines of Kurdish society to impede national progress. He also explains why the Kurdish question is unlikely to disappear and examines the likely prospects for the future
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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1945-
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McDowall, David
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS51.K7
LC item number
M33 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurds
  • Kurds
  • Kurds
Label
A modern history of the Kurds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Kurdish identity and social formation -- The Kurds in the age of tribe and empire -- Incorporating the Kurds -- Ethno-nationalism in Iran -- Ethno-nationalism in Iraq -- Ethno- nationalism in Turkey
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 472 pages
Isbn
9781850436539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
A modern history of the Kurds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Kurdish identity and social formation -- The Kurds in the age of tribe and empire -- Incorporating the Kurds -- Ethno-nationalism in Iran -- Ethno-nationalism in Iraq -- Ethno- nationalism in Turkey
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 472 pages
Isbn
9781850436539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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