A Modern History of the Kurds / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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About the Author
David McDowall is an acknowledged expert on the Kurds and author of Palestine and Israel: The Uprising and Beyond (IBT 1989).
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Kurdish identity and social formation. Book I The Kurds in the age of tribe and empire: 2. Kurdistan before the 19th century; 3. Ottoman Kurdistan, 1800-1850; 4. Ottoman Kurdistan, 1850-1914; 5. The Qajars and the Kurdis; 6. Revolution, nationalism and war, 1908-1918. Book II Incorporating the Kurds: 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. Book III Ethno-nationalism in Iran: 11. Tribe or Ethnicity? The Mahabad Republic; 12. Iran: Creating a National movement; 13. Subjects of the Shi'i republic. Book IV Ethno-nationalism in Iraq: 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. Book V Ethno-nationalism in Turkey: 19. The Kurdish national revival in Turkey, 1946-1979; 20. The PKK and the mass movement. Afterword: Retrospect and prospect. Appendix: The treaty of Sevres.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gives you a sense of Kurdistan and it's relationship with Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, between which it has been trisected, but the narrative feels a bit cumbersome. Worth reading, though, in order to get a sense of how Kurdish groups have played and been played off of each other by Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and international agencies.