KURDISH AWAKENING

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by Ofra Bengio

 

DESCRIPTION

Kurdish Awakening examines key questions related to Kurdish nationalism and identity formation in Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. The world's largest stateless ethnic group, Kurds have steadily grown in importance as a political power in the Middle East, particularly in light of the "Arab Spring." As a result, Kurdish issues--political, cultural, and historical alike--have emerged as the subject of intense scholarly interest. This book provides fresh ways of understanding the historical and sociopolitical underpinnings of the ongoing Kurdish awakening and its already significant impact on the region. Rather than focusing on one state or angle, this anthology fills a gap in the literature on the Kurds by providing a panoramic view of the Kurdish homeland's various parts. The volume focuses on aspects of Kurdish nationalism and identity formation not addressed elsewhere, including perspectives on literature, gender, and constitution making. Further, broad thematic essays include a discussion of the historical experiences of the Kurds from the time of their Islamization more than a millennium ago up until the modern era, a comparison of the Kurdish experience with other ethno-national movements, and a treatment of the role of tribalism in modern nation building. This collection is unique in its use of original sources in various languages. The result is an analytically rich portrayal that sheds light on the Kurds' prospects and the challenges they confront in a region undergoing sweeping upheavals.



ISBN-10 0292758138
ISBN-13 9780292758131

Key Details
Number Of Pages 384 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2014-11-15
Language English
Publisher University of Texas Press

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2014
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Height 1.2 In.
Width 6.3 In.
Length 9.3 In.

Classification Method
LCCN 2014-019431
LC Classification Number DS59.K86K864 2014
Dewey Decimal 956.6/7041
Dewey Edition 23

Contributors
Edited by Ofra Bengio

KURDOLOGY COLLECTION

 

KURDISH DIGITAL REGISTER

 

 


Foundation For Kurdish Library & Museum