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Kurdistan : in the shadow of history

Author: Susan Meiselas; Martin van Bruinessen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Kurdistan was erased from world maps after World War I, when the victorious powers carved up the Middle East, leaving the Kurds without a homeland. Today the Kurds, who live on land that straddles the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, are by far the largest ethnic group in the world without a state. Renowned photographer Susan Meiselas entered northern Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War to record the effects of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meiselas, Susan.
Kurdistan.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(OCoLC)741993941
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Meiselas; Martin van Bruinessen
ISBN: 9780226519272 0226519279 9780226519289 0226519287
OCLC Number: 173683832
Description: xvii, 429, [25] p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Introduction by Susan Meiselas --
Before the great war : travelers and missionaries as witness --
From empires to nation-states --
Conflicting claims on eastern Turkey --
British occupation of Mesopotamia and the creation of Iraq --
Resistance to centralization in Iran --
Rebellions in Turkey --
Under the Iraqi monarchy --
The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad --
A Kurdish state --
Uneasy coexistence --
Order restored in Iraq --
The monarchy consolidates in Iran --
Behind the Iron Curtain --
Identity contested in Turkey --
Armed struggle for autonomy --
The republic of Iraq --
The Islamic revolution in Iran --
The military takes control in Turkey --
After the Cold War --
From genocide to safe haven in Iraq --
Polarization in Turkey --
Epilogue --
Postscript, ten years later.
Responsibility: Susan Meiselas ; with historical introductions and a new postscript by Martin van Bruinessen.

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Kurdistan was erased from world maps after World War I, when the victorious powers carved up the Middle East, leaving the Kurds without a homeland. This title presents images and accounts by colonial  Read more...
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"The family album of a forsaken people, the archive of a nation that has not been permitted to exist." - Karl E. Meyer, New York Times Book Review "Susan Meiselas has, with infinite labor and Read more...

 
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