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New book: The Cambridge History of the Kurds ed. Hamit Bozarslan, Cengiz Güneş, Veli Yadırgı

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The Cambridge History of the Kurds. (2021). In H. Bozarslan, C. Gunes, & V. Yadirgi (Eds.), The Cambridge History of the Kurds (pp. I-Ii). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The Cambridge History of the Kurds is an authoritative and comprehensive volume exploring the social, political and economic features, forces and evolution amongst the Kurds, and in the region known as Kurdistan, from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Written in a clear and accessible style by leading scholars in the field, the chapters survey key issues and themes vital to any understanding of the Kurds and Kurdistan including Kurdish language; Kurdish art, culture and literature; Kurdistan in the age of empires; political, social and religious movements in Kurdistan; and domestic political developments in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Other chapters on gender, diaspora, political economy, tribes, cinema and folklore offer fresh perspectives on the Kurds and Kurdistan as well as neatly meeting an exigent need in Middle Eastern studies. Situating contemporary developments taking place in Kurdish-majority regions within broader histories of the region, it forms a definitive survey of the history of the Kurds and Kurdistan.

Table of contents

Introduction           

The Kurds And The Kurdish Question In The Middle East

By Hamit Bozarslan, Cengiz Gunes, Veli Yadirgi

Part I – Historical Legacies       

1 – The Rise and Fall of the Kurdish Emirates (Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries)

By Boris James

2 – Negotiating Political Power in the Early Modern Middle East   

Kurdish Emirates Between The Ottoman Empire And Iranian Dynasties Sixteenth To Nineteenth Centuries

By Metin Atmaca

3 – The End of Kurdish Autonomy       

The Destruction Of The Kurdish Emirates In The Ottoman Empire

By Sabri Ates

4 – The Kurdish Movement and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1880–1923         

By Djene Rhys Bajalan

5 – Religious Narrations of the Kurdish Nation during the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries       

By Kamal Soleimani

6 – The Political Economy of Kurdistan        

From Development To De Development

By Veli Yadirgi

Part II – Regional Political Developments and the Kurds in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries     

7 – Kurds and Kurdish Nationalism in the Interwar Period                      

By Metin Yüksel

8 – From Tribal Chiefs to Marxist Activists   

Kurdistan From 1946 To 1975

By Béatrice Garapon, Adnan Çelik

9 – Kurdish Politics across the Middle East during the 1970s 

By Cengiz Gunes

10 – Dark Times               

Kurdistan In The Turmoil Of The Middle East 1979 2003

By Hamit Bozarslan

11 – Kurds in a New Century      

Prospects And Challenges

By Mehmet Gurses, David Romano

Part III – Domestic Political Developments and the Kurds in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries   

12 – Kurdish Nationalism in Turkey, 1898–2018       

By Mesut Yeğen

13 – Why Autonomy Hasn’t Been Possible for Kurds in Turkey       

By Derya Bayır

14 – The Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 1991–2018     

By Gareth Stansfield

15 – Street Protest and Opposition in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq  

By Nicole F. Watts

16 – Minority, State and Nation

Kurdish Society In Iran In The Aftermath Of The Revolution

By Massoud Sharifi Dryaz

17 – The Kurdish Question in Syria, 1946–2019

By Jordi Tejel

18 – The Yezidis in the Soviet Union

By Estelle Amy de la Bretèque

Part IV – Religion and Society

19 – Religion in Kurdistan

By Michiel Leezenberg

20 – Religion and Politics in Turkey’s Kurdistan from the Beginning of the Republic

By Mehmet Kurt

21 – ‘Kurdish’ Religious Minorities in the Modern World

By Philip G. Kreyenbroek, Khanna Omarkhali

22 – The Kurdish Alevis

The Followers Of The Path Of Truth Raa Haq Riya Heqi

By Erdal Gezik

23 – Tribes and Their Changing Role in Kurdish Politics and Society

By Hamit Bozarslan, Cengiz Gunes

Part V – Kurdish Language

24 – The History of Kurdish and the Development of Literary Kurmanji

By Ergin Öpengin

25 – The History and Development of Literary Central Kurdish

By Jaffer Sheyholislami

26 – The Kırmanjki (Zazaki) Dialect of Kurdish Language and the Issues It Faces

By Mehemed Malmîsanij

Part VI – Art, Culture and Literature

27 – From the Wandering Poets to the Stateless Novelists

A Short Introduction To Kurdish Literary History

By Hashem Ahmadzadeh

28 – A History of Kurdish Poetry

By Farangis Ghaderi

29 – A History of Kurdish Theatre

By Mari R. Rostami

30 – A Cinematography of Kurdishness

Identity Industry And Resistance

By Bahar Şimşek

31 – Kurdish Art and Cultural Production

Rhetoric Of The New Kurdish Subject

By Engin Sustam

Part VII – Transversal Dynamics

32 – A People beyond the State

Kurdish Movements And Self Determination In The Twentieth And Twenty First Centuries

By Joost Jongerden, Ahmet Hamdi Akkaya

33 – Kurdish Transnational Indigeneity

By Ipek Demir

34 – Kurdish Diaspora

A Transnational Imagined Community

By Barzoo Eliassi

35 – The Women’s Movement in Kurdistan-Iraq

By Choman Hardi

36 – A Struggle within a Struggle

A History Of The Kurdistan Women S Freedom Movement 1978 2019

By Isabel Käser

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