A Modern History of the Kurds

 
 
I.B. Tauris (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 25. März 2021
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  • 728 Seiten
 
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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 - including documents from The National Archive and interviews with prominent Kurds - 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. This includes new analysis of the Kurdish experience in Syria; the role of political Islam in Kurdish society and Kurds' involvement in Islamist Jihad; and issues surrounding women and gender that were previously overlooked, from the impact of the women's equality movement to how patriarchal practices within the Kurdish community still limit its progress. The foundation text for Kurdish Studies, this book highlights in detail the changing situation of the Kurds across the Middle East.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
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David McDowall is an author specializing in Middle Eastern affairs.
Glossary of Abbreviations
Glossary of Middle Eastern terms

Foreword

Ch 1. Introduction: Kurdish identity and social formation

Book I THE KURDS IN THE AGE OF TRIBE AND EMPIRE
Ch. 2. Kurdistan before the nineteenth century
Ch. 3. Ottoman Kurdistan, 1800-1850
Ch. 4. Ottoman Kurdistan, 1850-1908
Ch. 5. The Qajars and the Kurds
Ch. 6. Revolution, nationalism and war, 1900-1918

Book II INCORPORATING THE KURDS
Ch. 7. Redrawing the map: the partition of Ottoman Kurdistan
Ch. 8. The Kurds, Britain and Iraq
Ch. 9. Incorporating Turkey's Kurds

Book III ROJHILAT (EAST): NATIONALISM IN IRAN

Ch. 10. The Kurds under Reza Shah
Ch. 11. Tribe or ethnicity? The Mahabad Republic
Ch. 12. Iran: Creating a national movement
Ch. 13. Subjects of the Shi'i republic

Book IV BASÛR (SOUTH): NATIONALISM IN IRAQ

Ch. 14. The birth of the national movement under Hashemite rule
Ch. 15. The Kurds in revolutionary Iraq
Ch. 16. The Kurds under the Ba'th, 1968- 1975
Ch. 17. The road to genocide, 1975-1988
Ch. 18. Uprising and self-rule

Book V BAKUR (NORTH): NATIONALISM IN TURKEY

Ch. 19. The Kurdish national revival in Turkey, 1946-1979
Ch.20. The PKK and the mass movement

Book VI ROJAVA (WEST): NATIONALISM IN SYRIA
Ch.21. Living apart in French and independent Syria

Book VII INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: THE FIRST TWO DECADES
Ch. 22. Iran's Kurds: no sign of the dawn
Ch. 23. Syria's Kurds: coming of age in civil war
Ch. 24. Turkey's Kurds: the search for resolution
Ch. 25. Iraq's Kurds: from dream to disillusionment

Book VIII DIASPORA KURDS
Ch. 26. The Kurds in exile: building the nation

AFTERWORD

Appendix 1. The Treaty of Sèvres
Appendix 2. The Kurds in Lebanon
Appendix 3. The Kurds of the Caucasus
...the best single narrative history of the Kurds ... It certainly belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the Middle East today... * --Washington Post Book World * ...a work of impressive traditional scholarship...an extraordinary account. * --New York Times * ...an impressive and important achievement. * --New Statesman and Society * ...a superbly readable narrative...a great achievement on many levels. For those who want to understand the background to the Kurdish situation in the Middle East, this is the best available introduction. A Modern History of the Kurds has been the most comprehensive source on Kurdish politics since its first publication several decades ago. In this long-waited fourth edition, Professor McDowall provides an erudite and well-researched analysis of the complex developments that took place in Kurdish lands in the first decades of the 21st century. Written in an engaging style, this edition will remain an indispensable source for all type of interested readers in Kurdish struggles and issues for a long time to come. The updated book shines a penetrating beam into the fraught journey of the Kurdish people in the past 200 years. McDowall's holistic approach to the complexity of the story of the Kurds in the four main parts of Kurdistan makes it a solid foundation for any student of Kurdish history. This critical book helps us understand what the role of non-state actors such as the Kurds will be in the geopolitic of the Middle East in the coming decades. This newly updated book by McDowall is one of the most comprehensive and best-to-read modern histories of the Kurdish people, who have been divided by the borders of four countries. A must-read for diplomats, historians and journalists that are focused on the Kurdish issue. Easily the most comprehensive and accessible modern history of the Kurds available in English. Those of us who do academic work on the Kurds are thrilled to be getting a new, updated edition of this extremely important book, and I would likewise very much recommend it to lay people first getting acquainted with the Kurds and their experiences. McDowall's work on the Kurds remains the go-to introductory text for scholars, journalists, and foreign-policy experts who seek a solid and detailed narrative of Kurdish history and political dynamics while also being accessible to the general public. In this new edition with updated research and analysis, McDowall's work highlights the significance of the Kurds to long-standing transnational relations and identity politics in the Middle East.

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