eBook The Kurds: An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture, and Society, 1st Edition

  • Sebastian Maisel
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  • ISBN-10: 1440842574
  • ISBN-13: 9781440842573
  • DDC: 909
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 394 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This indispensable resource for Western readers about the Kurds—an ancient indigenous group that exemplifies diversity in the Middle East—examines their history, politics, economics, and social structure.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Thematic Essays.
1: Origins and History.
2: Geography.
3: Political Systems and Parties.
4: Religion.
5: Conflicts and Issues.
6: Social Organization and Family Life.
7: Gender Roles.
8: Housing and Settlements.
9: Life and Work.
10: Education.
11: Language.
12: Literature.
13: Media.
14: Food and Dress.
15: Music.
16: Cinema.
Country Profiles.
17: France.
18: Germany.
19: Iran.
20: Iraq.
21: Israel.
22: Lebanon.
23: Russia and Transcaucasia.
24: Sweden.
25: Syria.
26: Turkey.
27: United States.
Documents.
28: Sharafnama.
29: The Kurdish Shānāma.
30: Mem and Zin.
31: Report by the British Consul on the Sheikh Ubeydullah Revolt in 1880–1881.
32: Sureya, Jaladet, and Kamuran Bedirkhan.
33: Treaty of Sèvres, August 10, 1920.
34: Sherif Pasha’s “Memorandum on the Claims of the Kurd People” to the Conference of Peace in Paris on February 6, 1919.
35: Khoybun (also known as Hoybun and Hoyboon).
36: The Legacy of Qazi Mohamed.
37: The Manifesto of March 11, 1970.
38: The 1975 Algiers Agreement.
39: Hawar.
40: Muhammad Talab Hilal’s 12-Point Memorandum and the Syrian Population Census of 1962.
41: Democratic Confederalism.
42: Krive.
43: Article 140 of the New Iraqi Constitution from 2005.
44: The Social Charta of West Kurdistan (Rojava).
45: Yezidi Sacred Hymns.
Glossary.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.