Survival Among The Kurds

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Guest,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136157363

Category: Social Science

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Survival Among The Kurds

After the war they were resettled in the Alexandropol district. With the inclusion of these new immigrants Yegiazarov calculated that there were around 8,000 Yezidis in the Erivan province in 1877." Another migration occurred between ...

Author: Guest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136157295

Category: Social Science

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Kurds and Kurdistan

581 Edmonds, Cecil J. 'The Beliefs and Practices of the Ahl-i Haqq of Iraq " Iran 7 (1969): 89-106. 582 Guest, John S. Survival Among the Kurds: A History of the Yezidis. London ; New York: Kegan Paul International, 1993. xvii, 324 p.

Author: Lokman I. Meho

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313303975

Category: History

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As the Kurdish question becomes more prominent in Middle Eastern politics, it is attracting attention from the media, the academic community, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Swamped with questions from the press and academic departments, students of Kurdish topics have needed a comprehensive bibliography on the Kurds. This book meets that need. An introductory essay provides users with general background information on the Kurds and Kurdistan. With over 800 entries, the annotated bibliography provides information on the most important works about the Kurds and Kurdistan published from World War II through 1996. Emphasizing recent titles, the book focuses on English-language scholarly works. Arranged in topical chapters, the book opens with a section on general works, then covers travel works, history and archaeology, politics, minorities and religion in Kurdistan, society, economy, language and education, literature and folklore, and culture and arts.
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Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East

Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history—depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites.

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520246616

Category: History

Page: 426

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Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history—depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four brief biographies drawn from throughout the Middle East—from Morocco to Afghanistan—in which the reader is provided with vantage points from which to understand modern Middle Eastern history "from the bottom up." Spanning the past 160-plus years and reflecting important transformations, these stories challenge elite-centered accounts of what has occurred in the Middle East and illuminate the previously hidden corners of a largely unrecorded world.
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The Yezidis

Author: John S. Guest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710301154

Category: History

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The Logic of Political Survival in Turkey

the Kurds launched more than thirty separate revolts beginning in 1925 and ending in 1937. From 1940 until the early 1970s, the government continually excluded the Kurds from public life and refused to recognize their existence, ...

Author: Çağlar Ezikoğlu

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ISBN: 9781793627254

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This book focuses on the logic of political survival in Turkish politics by analyzing the case of Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi-AKP).
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Economic Survival Strategies of Turkish Migrants in London

The book provides detailed insights into these migrant experiences, while also considering the theoretical explanations.

Author: Olgu Karan

Publisher: Transnational Press London

ISBN: 9781910781487

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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In Economic Survival Strategies of Turkish Migrants in London, “Karan shows how this collectively created social capital gradually acquired cultural capital, as the migrants’ children became familiar with the English language, and as the experience of running businesses in London was shared among the migrants. Alongside these processes, he sees the emergence of a new form of ethnic identification to ‘our people’ – the Türkiyeli – based on the sharing of common experiences. And this identification, he finds, is shared by both Kurdish and Turkish communities as well as by those with religious and non-religious beliefs. The book provides detailed insights into these migrant experiences, while also considering the theoretical explanations. It is a really welcome contribution for everyone concerned with the problems and challenges of integration and of identify today.” – Professor Steve Jefferys, London Metropolitan University, UK ““This study is about economic survival in the Turkish and Kurdish communities of North London with some interesting comparisons to the longer established Turkish Cypriot community. It is to be welcomed that the study spans macro and micro levels. Also to be welcomed is that it eschews the idea that identity and culture is fixed and unchanging, providing some fascinating and important examples to the contrary, and that it moves beyond essentially culturalist approaches to entrepreneurship and even more so, mainstream individualist ones.” – Professor Theo Nichols, Cardiff University, UK “Dr Karan noticed that two ethnic communities in conflictual relationships with each other in home country (Turkey) are marshalling collective resources in a very cooperative way across ethnic boundaries and forming small business ventures and thus contributing to the empowerment and upgrading of their households and communities.” – Professor Bahattin Akşit, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey “This book based on semi-structured interviews and other material shows how the collapse of the textile industry in London pushed members of the Kurdish and Turkish communities to become business owners in catering and retail. Having relatively limited education and knowledge in the English language together with discrimination in the mainstream labor made the transition attractive. In addition UK’s legal framework and strong sense of solidarity within the groups made it possible to set up a business. However, competition is fierce and authorities hardly supportive. To stay in business owners, their family members and hired co-ethnics have to engage in long working hours leading to social isolation. Most business owners are men and relations within the family are patriarchal. I found this scholarly and well written book a valuable and welcomed contribution to the literature on how ethnic minorities in rich countries make their living.” – Bjorn Gustafsson, Senior Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany CONTENT AcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorForeword by Steve JefferysChapter One: IntroductionChapter Two: Analytical Tools and Theoretical Models in Understanding Ethnic EntrepreneurshipChapter Three: Cypriot, Turkish, and Kurdish Entrepreneurship in the UKChapter Four: Researching Turkish Entrepreneurs in LondonChapter Five: InterestsChapter Six: Social Networks and MobilisationChapter Seven: Opportunities and Constraints for KT BusinessesChapter Eight: ConclusionReferencesIndex
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Kurdish Self governance in Syria

"The strategic gains of the local administration in Rojava could provide an important model for conflict resolution in the region -- it must be represented in talks to bring about a lasting settlement in Syria." --

Author: Ghadi Sary

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784131679

Category: Kurds

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"The strategic gains of the local administration in Rojava could provide an important model for conflict resolution in the region -- it must be represented in talks to bring about a lasting settlement in Syria." --
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Jewish Subjects and Their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistan

This volume deals with the experience and the position of non-tribal Jewish subjects and their relationships with their tribal chieftains (aghas) in urban centers and villages in Kurdistan.

Author: Mordechai Zaken

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047422129

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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This volume deals with the experience and the position of non-tribal Jewish subjects and their relationships with their tribal chieftains (aghas) in urban centers and villages in Kurdistan. It is based on new oral sources, diligently collected and carefully analyzed.
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Kurds and Yezidis in the Middle East

“Notes from the Field: Yezidism: A New Voice and an Evolving Culture in Every Setting.” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 37, no. ... Guest, John S. Survival among the Kurds: A History of the Yezidis. Abingdon: Routledge, 1993.

Author: Günes Murat Tezcür

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755601219

Category: History

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The diversity of Kurdish communities across the Middle East is now recognized as central to understanding both the challenges and opportunities for their representation and politics. Yet little scholarship has focused on the complexities within these different groups and the range of their experiences. This book diversifies the literature on Kurdish Studies by offering close analyses of subjects which have not been adequately researched, and in particular, by highlighting the Kurds' relationship to the Yazidis. Case studies include: the political ideas of Ehmede Xani, “the father of Kurdish nationalism”; Kurdish refugees in camps in Iraq; the perception of the Kurds by Armenians in the late Ottoman Empire and the Turks in modern Western Turkey; and the important connections and shared heritage of the Kurds and the Yazidis, especially in the aftermath of the 2014 ISIS attacks. The book comprises the leading voices in Kurdish Studies and combines in-depth empirical work with theoretical and conceptual discussions to take the debates in the field in new directions. The study is divided into three thematic sections to capture new insights into the heterogeneous aspects of Kurdish history and identity. In doing so, contributors explain why we need to pay close attention to the shifting identities and the diversity of the Kurds, and what implications this has for Middle East Studies and Minority Studies more generally.
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Kurdistan

Displaying more than four hundred rare color and black-and-white photographs, a visual history of the Kurdish people and their fight for independence and survival in the past century includes the oral accounts and writings of Kurds ...

Author: Susan Meiselas

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015066077572

Category: History

Page: 388

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Displaying more than four hundred rare color and black-and-white photographs, a visual history of the Kurdish people and their fight for independence and survival in the past century includes the oral accounts and writings of Kurds themselves. 20,000 first printing.
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The Kurd

To escape capture and death by the local Saddam authorities, he takes to the mountains and works as a medical doctor at one of the rebels camps; that’s when his life, love and devotion split between his children and family, and between ...

Author: Ayad J. Baban

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 146789947X

Category: Fiction

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The Kurd is both a political and a love story. It portrays the struggle of the Kurdish Nation against the atrocities of the ruling regime of Saddam Hussein and the mass murders that took place against the Kurds during his rule. It is a story of a poor shepherd boy, Serdar, whose luck brought him across a rich Kurdish business man, who when he discovered his intelligence and abilities decided to sponsor and educate him all the way through school and college, whereof he sent him to England to study medicine and become a medical doctor. Serdar finds his heart throb in the UK, the daughter of an ex-British diplomat. They fall madly in love and get married and have a family, when he decides to return home to Kurdistan and practice medicine there, he goes through a number of grueling experiences with local Iraqi authorities and intelligence services and thus finds himself dragged into the Kurdish rebellion, and joining the rebel forces (Peshmarga). To escape capture and death by the local Saddam authorities, he takes to the mountains and works as a medical doctor at one of the rebels camps; that’s when his life, love and devotion split between his children and family, and between his people, nation and land. The Kurd is a story of survival and struggle for freedom and peace of a nation against the atrocities of one of the worst and most cruel dictatorships that the twentieth century ever experienced, namely the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.
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The Kurdish Referendum Between Survival and Independence

Consequently, the referendum will have a significant impact on the ethnic politics of region for years to come. The paper, thus, explores the impact and implications of the referendum on the region’s ethnic politics and security.

Author: King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

Publisher: King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS)

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Category: Political Science

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The Kurdish referendum has been perceived by the neighboring countries as a threat to their national security, territorial integrity, and, of course, their regional policies. The international community has also ignored the right to self-determination practiced by the Kurds. This paper seeks to identify options open to the Kurds in the aftermath of the referendum. Whether or not successful, the Kurdish referendum is one of the only referendums exercised in the region since the establishment of the nation-state in the Middle East. Consequently, the referendum will have a significant impact on the ethnic politics of region for years to come. The paper, thus, explores the impact and implications of the referendum on the region’s ethnic politics and security.
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A Modern History of the Kurds

... 1850) and Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert ... 1923); Michael Gilsenan, Lords of the Lebanese Marches (London, 1996); John S. Guest, Survival Among the Kurds: A ...

Author: David McDowall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755600779

Category: History

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The division of the Kurdish people among the modern nation states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran and their struggle for national rights continues to influence the politics of the Middle East. David McDowall's ground-breaking history of the Kurds from the 19th century to the present day documents the underlying dynamics of the Kurdish question. Drawing extensively on primary sources - including documents from The National Archive and interviews with prominent Kurds - the book examines the interplay of old and new aspects of the struggle, the importance of local rivalries and leadership within Kurdish society, and the failure of modern states to respond to the challenge of Kurdish nationalism. In this new and revised edition, McDowall also analyses the momentous transformations affecting Kurdish socio-politics in the last 20 years. With updates throughout and substantial new material included, this fourth edition of the book reflects the developments in the field and the areas which have gained importance and understanding. This includes new analysis of the Kurdish experience in Syria; the role of political Islam in Kurdish society and Kurds' involvement in Islamist Jihad; and issues surrounding women and gender that were previously overlooked, from the impact of the women's equality movement to how patriarchal practices within the Kurdish community still limit its progress. The foundation text for Kurdish Studies, this book highlights in detail the changing situation of the Kurds across the Middle East.
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Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

Guest, John S. Survival among the Kurds: A History of the Yezidis. Revised and expanded edition. London: Kegan Paul International, 1993. Kreyenbroek, Philip G. Yezidism: Its Background, Observances, and Textual Tradition.

Author: Michael M. Gunter

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810875071

Category: History

Page: 456

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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kurds greatly expands on the first edition through an updated chronology, an introductory essay, an expanded bibliography, maps, photos, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics.
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The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan

17, Austin, Texas. Grothe, H. (1911-12) Meine Vorderasienexpedition I906 und 1907, 2 vols, Leipzig. Guest, ].S. (1993) Survival Among the Kurds: A History of the Yezidis, London. Guidi, M. (1932a) 'Origine dei Yazidi e Storia Religiosa ...

Author: Christine Allison

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700713974

Category: Religion

Page: 313

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At a time when studies of Kurdish nation-building are developing, this book is the first to consider Kurdish oral traditions within their social context and explain their relevance for a large Kurdish community. It is the first western scholarly work to allow the Yezidis to describe themselves in their own words, and to interpret these descriptions. Many of the oral traditions in the book are previously unpublished, and may well die out in the next decade.
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Javanmardi

26 See J. S. Guest, Survival among the Kurds: A History of the Yezidis (London, 1993), 104–5 for the 1849 edict negotiated, among others, by Layard. 27 Guest, Survival among the Kurds, 134–44; C. Allison, The Yezidi Oral Tradition in ...

Author: Lloyd Ridgeon

Publisher: Gingko Library

ISBN: 9781909942318

Category: Social Science

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Javanmardi is one of those Persian terms that is frequently mentions in discussions of Persian identity, and yet its precise meaning is difficult to comprehend. A number of equivalents have been offered, including chivalry and manliness, and while these terms are not incorrect, javanmardi transcends them. The concept encompasses character traits of generosity, selflessness, hospitality, bravery, courage, honesty, truthfulness and justice--and yet there are occasions when the exact opposite of these is required for one to be a javanmard. At times it would seem that being a javanmard is about knowing and doing the right thing, although this definition, too, falls short of the term's full meaning. The present collection is the product of a three-year project financed by the British Institute of Persian Studies on the theme of "Javanmardi in the Persianate world." The articles in this volume represent the sheer range, influence, and importance that the concept has had in creating and contributing to Persianate identities over the past one hundred and fifty years. The contributions are intentionally broad in scope. Rather than focus, for example, on medieval Sufi manifestations of javanmardi, both medieval and modern studies were encouraged, as were literary, artistic, archaeological, and sociological studies among others. The opening essays examine the concept’s origin in medieval history and legends throughout a geographical background that spans from modern Iran to Turkey, Armenia, and Bosnia, among both Muslim and Christian communities. Subsequent articles explore modern implications of javanmardi within such contexts as sportsmanship, political heroism, gender fluidity, cinematic representations, and the advent of digitalization.
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The A to Z of the Kurds

Guest, John S. Survival among the Kurds: A History of the Yezidis. Rev. and expanded ed. London: Kegan Paul International, 1993. Kreyenbroek, Philip G. Yezidism: Its Background, Observances, and Textual Tradition.

Author: Michael M. Gunter

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863340

Category: History

Page: 426

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The A to Z of the Kurds covers the largest nation on Earth that does not have its own independent state. Scholars, government officials who are dealing with the Middle East and the Kurds, the news media, as well as the general reader will find this an accessible historical account about a people who are becoming increasingly important for the future of the geostrategic Middle East. Maps, a chronology of Kurdish history, an introductory essay on the Kurds, a dictionary containing several hundred entries on various aspects of the Kurdish experience, and an extensive bibliography comprise this volume.
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