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A modern history of the Kurds

Author: David McDowall
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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"In this detailed history of the Kurds from the 19th century to the present day, McDowall updates his examination of 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, A Modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David McDowall
ISBN: 1860645356 9781860645358
OCLC Number: 41833178
Description: xii, 515 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Kurdish Identity and Social Formation --
2. Kurdistan before the Nineteenth Century --
3. Ottoman Kurdistan, 1800-1850 --
4. Ottoman Kurdistan, 1850-1914 --
5. The Qajars and the Kurds --
6. Revolution, Nationalism and War, 1908-1918 --
7. Redrawing the Map: The Partition of Ottoman Kurdistan --
8. The Kurds, Britain and Iraq --
9. Incorporating Turkey's Kurds --
10. The Kurds under Reza Shah --
11. Tribe or Ethnicity? The Mahabad Republic --
12. Iran: Creating a National Movement --
13. Subjects of the Shi'i Republic --
14. The Birth of a Nationalist Movement under Hashimite Rule --
15. The Kurds in Revolutionary Iraq --
16. The Kurds under the Baath, 1968-1975 --
17. The Road to Genocide, 1975-1988 --
18. Uprising and Self-rule --
19. The Kurdish National Revival in Turkey, 1946-1979 --
20. The PKK and the Mass Movement --
21. The Kurds in Exile: building the nation --
App. 1. The Treaty of Sevres --
App. 2. The Kurds of Syria --
App. 3. The Kurds of Lebanon --
App. 4. The Kurds of the Caucasus.
Other Titles: Kurds
Responsibility: David McDowall.
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