The Kurds (Major Nations of the Modern Middle East Series)

The Kurds (Major Nations of the Modern Middle East Series)

by Leeanne Gelletly

Hardcover(Library Binding)



The Kurds are considered the largest ethnic group without a state of their own. Most live in the mountainous region historically known as Kurdistan; however, this region, which includes parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria, never existed as a political entity. Under the rule of others, the Kurds were discriminated against and sometimes persecuted-most infamously by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. As a result the dream of autonomy or a national home holds a powerful grip on the Kurdish imagination.

This book examines the economic and political issues facing the Kurdish people today. It provides up-to-date information about the geography and climate of the areas in which the Kurds live, the history of this ethnic group and its society, important Kurdish cities and communities, and the Kurds' relations with the governments of the countries in which they live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422234549
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Major Nations of the Modern Middle East Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Harvey Sicherman 7

Place in the World 13

The Land 19

The History 29

The Economy, Politics, and Religion 53

The People 69

Cities and Communities 85

Foreign Relations 95

Chronology 108

Glossary 111

Further Reading 113

Internet Resources 114

Index 115

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