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Routledge Handbook on the Kurds

Edited by: Michael M. Gunter

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138646643
eBook ISBN: 9781315627427
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315627427
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Book description

With an estimated population of over 30 million, the Kurds are the largest stateless nation in the world. They are becoming increasingly important within regional and international geopolitics, particularly since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring and the war in Syria.

This multidisciplinary Handbook provides a definitive overview of a range of themes within Kurdish studies. Topics covered include:

  • Kurdish studies in the United States and Europe
  • Early Kurdish history
  • Kurdish culture, literature and cinema
  • Economic dimensions
  • Religion
  • Geography and travel
  • Kurdish women
  • The Kurdish situation in Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran
  • The Kurdish diaspora.

With a wide range of contributions from many leading academic experts, this Handbook will be a vital resource for students and scholars of Kurdish studies and Middle Eastern studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Kurdish Studies in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Kurdish studies in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Kurdish emirates Download PDF
Chapter  4:  An overview of Kurdistan of the 19th century Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The development of the Kurdish national movement in Turkey from Mahmud II to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ehmedê Xanî’s Mem û Zîn  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Classical and modern Kurdish literature Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Calibrating Kurmanji and Sorani Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Kurdish cinema Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The oil imperative in the KRG Download PDF
Chapter  11:  De-development in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Islam and the Kurds Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The inadequate Islamic grappling with the Kurdish issue Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Jewish communities in Kurdistan within the tribal Kurdish society Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Yezidi baptism and rebaptism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The geopolitics of the Kurds since World War I Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Roaming Iraqi Kurdistan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Kurdish women Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The rise of the pro-Kurdish democratic movement in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Kurdish Political Parties in the 1970s Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Turkey’s Kurdish complexes and its Syrian quagmire Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The state we’re in Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The disputed territories of Northern Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The continuing problem of KRG corruption Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Russian historical and political approach towards nonconventional independence of Iraqi Kurdistan Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Kurdish PYD and the Syrian Civil War Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The evolution of Kurdish struggle in Syria Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The roots of democratic autonomy in Northern Syria—Rojava Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Iran and the Kurds Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The future of the Kurdish diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Diasporic conceptions of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Kurds in Germany Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Kurdish diaspora in the UK Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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