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Author Jwaideh, Wadie.

Title The Kurdish national movement : its origins and development / Wadie Jwaideh ; with a foreword by Martin van Bruinessen.

Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  320.5409566 J989k 2006    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 419 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series Contemporary issues in the Middle East
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-395) and index.
Contents Geographical, historical, and cultural background -- The social organization of the Kurds -- The suppression of the semiautonomous regimes in Kurdistan -- Shaykh `Ubayd Allah of Nehri -- The impact of the young Turk revolution on Kurdish nationalism -- Russia's Kurdish policy -- The Kurds and World War I -- The situation of the Kurds in Turkey, Persia, and Syria after World War I -- Disturbances in the Mosul and Arbil Divisions of Iraqi Kurdistan after World War I -- Shaykh Mahmud and the rise and fall of the south Kurdish confederation in Iraqi Kurdistan after World War I -- Shaykh Mahmud's second rebellion -- The Kurdish rebellions in Turkey -- The Barzani rebellion of 1931-1932 -- The Barzani rebellion of Mulla Mustafa, 1943-1945, and the growth of Kurdish political organizations -- The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad -- The Kurds and the Kurdish question after the fall of Mahabad.
Summary Wadie Jwaideh's pioneering research, published for the first time, presents a detailed analysis of the early phases of Kurdish nationalism and offers a framework within which to understand the movement's later development. The thesis was never published during Jwaideh's lifetime, but its fame spread by word of mouth and many scholars have recognized its importance not only as a study of the earlier periods of Kurdish nationalism but also as a model of understanding its subsequent history. Jwaideh was born in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, into an Arabic-speaking Christian family that later moved to Baghdad. Because of his intimate knowledge of the land and its people, Jwaideh developed a shrewd insight into Kurdish society and politics. He convincingly demonstrates the rich historical roots of the Kurdish national movement, offering a new interpretation to the Kurdish political circumstance , which is often viewed as a series of isolated events triggered by economic upheaval or political dissatisfaction.
Subject Kurds -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Kurdistan -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
ISBN 081563093X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780815630937 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. IG# 081563093X
YDXCP 2400636
NLGGC 291780946
NZ1 10655372

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