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Rojava : revolution, war and the future of Syria's Kurds

Author: Thomas Schmidinger; Michael Schiffmann
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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The history and politics of Syrian Kurdistan, with a special focus on the revolution in Rojava.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Schmidinger; Michael Schiffmann
ISBN: 9780745337739 0745337732 9780745337722 0745337724
OCLC Number: 1038431075
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "First published as Krieg und Revolution in Syrisch-Kurdistan: Analysen und Stimmen aus Rojava, by Mandelbaum Verlag, Austria ... English edition first published 2018 by Pluto Press"--Title-page verso.
Description: xii, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The long struggle for autonomy --
Background and methods of social science research in war --
Kurds, Arabs, Armenians, and Assyrians : Rojava as part of the ethnic diversity of Syria --
Muslims, Christians, Jews, Alevi, and Ezidi : religious pluralism in Rojava --
Kurdistan : country without a state or country against the state --
Syrian Kurdistan under the French Protectorate --
Kurds in independent Syria --
In the crosshairs of Pan-Arabism : from the United Arab Republic to Ba'athism --
Special census and statelessness --
The Kurds under Ba'athist rule --
Between two brief springs : Rojava under Bashar al-Assad --
The Kurdish Party landscape --
From revolution to civil war --
Military developments since 2012 --
Political economy in the civil war --
The Kurdish districts of Aleppo --
The Kurdish para-state in Rojava --
Voices from Rojava --
Conclusion : Rojava, quo vadis?
Other Titles: Krieg und Revolution in Syrisch-Kurdistan.
Responsibility: Thomas Schmidinger ; translated by Michael Schiffmann.

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'Preferable to most journalistic accounts that reduce the Rojava revolution to a single narrative. It will remain an informative resource even when the realities have further changed' -- Martin van Read more...

 
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