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A modern history of the Kurds

Author: David McDowall
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the U.S.A. and Canada distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
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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
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Genre/Form: History
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McDowall, David, 1945-
Modern history of the Kurds.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the U.S.A. and Canada distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604545401
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McDowall
ISBN: 1850436533 9781850436539 1860641423 9781860641428
OCLC Number: 34010749
Description: xii, 472 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: David McDowall.

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