By Lokman I. Meho
Unique, well timed, and updated, this quantity is the 1st entire bibliography on Kurdish tradition and society. Compiled to assist scholars, educators, researchers, and coverage makers locate suitable info comfortably, the ebook contains greater than 930 goods in 4 significant languages--Arabic, English, French, and German. This paintings covers the fields of anthropology, archaeology, artwork, conversation, demography, commute, economic climate, schooling, ethnicity, healthiness, journalism, language, literature, migration, tune, faith, social constitution, urbanization, and women's experiences. the quantity contains books and booklet chapters, magazine articles, Ph.D. dissertations, convention papers, articles in dictionaries and encyclopedias, and significant sites. Essays supply an outline of Kurdish society in addition to surveys of Kurdish lifestyles in Syria, the previous Soviet Union, Europe, and Lebanon.
An valuable consultant for researchers drawn to the Kurds and Kurdistan, this booklet will relief within the situation of data that's hugely different and scattered. With its concentrate on a well timed topic, this publication fills a massive hole within the bibliographic literature.
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At the same time, this period witnessed a turning point in the political demands of Kurdish organizations from economic development of Kurdistan and the recognition of elementary cultural rights of the Kurds to independence. 30 Van Bruinessen, Agha, Shaikh and State, p. 32. In its Congress in October 1970, the TWP adopted a resolution which recognized the Kurdish people. It was the first time that an official body in Turkey take such a position. As a consequence of adopting this resolution, the party was banned.
34 For the first time after more than 45 years, however, the Kurds confronted the Turkish army openly, particularly by the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), which proved to be the most violent of all Kurdish organizations. This war which is still going on was faced by severe Turkish military campaigns. Describing these campaigns, Laizer wrote: [The Turkish army campaign] is an all-out military on-slaught to end Kurdish resistance in the most brutal fashion (250,000 soldiers versus 15,000 guerrillas and Kurdish civilians).
GENERAL BACKGROUND 23 living conditions, under the Soviet auspices, the Kurds of Armenia and Georgia were, until the early 1990s, enjoying a great degree of state assistance. For example, in Armenia, the Kurds were very well treated and given both encouragement and state funds to develop their culture and improve the socioeconomic conditions of their communities. Kurds there had their own network of schools, an institute of Kurdish studies at the Academy of Sciences at Yerevan, and a modest national press which includes a bi-weekly Kurdish newspaper Reiya Taze (The New Course), published since 1930 in Yerevan with a circulation of 2,500-3,500 copies.