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A Modern History of the Kurds

  • By David McDowall
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The division of the Kurdish people among the modern nation states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran and their struggle for national rights continues to influence the politics of the Middle East. David McDowall's ground-breaking history of the Kurds from the 19th century to the present day documents the underlying dynamics of the Kurdish question. Drawing extensively on primary sources, the book examines the interplay of old and new aspects of the struggle, the importance of local rivalries and leadership within Kurdish society, and the failure of modern states to respond to the challenge of Kurdish nationalism.

In this new and revised edition, McDowall also analyses the momentous transformations affecting Kurdish socio-politics in the last 20 years. With updates throughout and substantial new material included, this fourth edition of the book reflects the developments in the field and the areas which have gained importance and understanding, such as the role of political Islam in Kurdish society and issues surrounding women and gender. The foundation text for Kurdish Studies, this book highlights in detail the changing situation of the Kurds across the Middle East.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780755600793
    • Manufacturer: I B Tauris
    • ISBN 13: 9780755600793
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2021
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: David McDowall
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