A PEOPLE WITHOUT A COUNTRY

THE KURDS AND KURDISTAN
By (author)GERARD CHALIAND

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The 16 million Kurds are the largest nation in the world with no state of their own. Their history is one of constant revolts and bloody repression, massacres, deportations and renewed insurrection. This classic collection of writings from Kurdish intellectuals and other internationally respected experts discusses the origins of Kurdish nationalism and analyzes their contemporary demand for autonomy in the aftermath of the Gulf crisis and the setting up of safe havens. It combines historical analysis of the Kurds under the Ottoman Empire with a thorough study of Kurdish life in all areas of Kurdistan — Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the former Soviet Union. Later sections cover recent Kurdish history with emphasis on the Iraqi Kurds, and the Kurdish movement in Turkey. Also included is an assessment of “Operation Provide Comfort” and the failure of the U.S. and international law to develop an adequate response to the Kurdish crisis following the Gulf War.
ISBN: 1856491943
Publisher: ZED BOOKS
Subtitle: THE KURDS AND KURDISTAN
Author: GERARD CHALIAND

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1856491943

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1993

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259

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Gerard Chaliand is an internationally acclaimed French writer. He is the author of many books on the Third World Including Terrorism: From Popular Struggle to Media Spectacle and The Strategic Atlas.

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