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Book Title: A Modern History of the Kurds|
Date of issue: May 14th 2004
ISBN 13: 9781850434160
The author of the book: David McDowall
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.77 MB
Edition: I. B. Tauris
Read full description of the books A Modern History of the Kurds:The division of the Kurdish people among four modern nation states--Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran--and their struggle for national rights have been constant themes of recent Middle East history. The Kurdish lands have been contested territory for many centuries. In this detailed history of the Kurds from the 19th century to the present day, McDowall examines the interplay of old and new aspects of the struggle, the importance of local rivalries within Kurdish society, the enduring authority of certain forms of leadership and the failure of modern states to respond to the challenge of Kurdish nationalism. Drawing extensively on primary sources McDowall's book is useful for all who want a better understanding of the underlying dynamics of the Kurdish question.
Read information about the authorDavid McDowall has lived and worked in various parts of the world: in Hong Kong, Iraq, the Lebanon and Austria, serving in HM Forces, the British Council and the United Nations. He has traveled widely in the Near East and has written extensively on both British and Middle Eastern history, in particular on the Palestine Question, the Lebanese conflict, and the Kurds of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. He now writes walkers' guides to some of Britain's historic landscapes. He is married to the writer Elizabeth Laird.
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