- Paperback: 504 pages
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris; Revised edition (January 6, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1860645356
- ISBN-13: 978-1860645358
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,034,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Modern History of the Kurds Paperback – January 6, 2001
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A wealth of knowledge.
A new edition is required now after all these recent events(2010-2015) that affected Kurds dramatically.
Following WWI, and with the subsequent jockeying for power in the region following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, McDowall presents a clear pattern of failure by the Kurds to coalesce and create a common front to articulate their views. Also presented is the similarly clear pattern by the states, which currently have Kurdish populations, to disenfranchise the Kurds and marginalize their political aspirations.
This history covers the fallout from the Coalition war against Iraq (Operation DESERT STORM). I would love to see a more current version of the book which discusses how the current status quo has refueled Kurdish aspirations for autonomy...likewise I would like to see how recent events in Turkey have affected the Kurdish population of SE Turkey.
A great book for both the casual reader of the history of this volatile region of the world, and for the scholar alike...Highly recommended. McDowall has penned the authoratitive modern history.
"We are ready to act according to US policy if the US will protect us from the wolves. In the event of sufficient support we should be able to control the Kirkuk oilfields and confer exploitation rights on an American company."
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