The Kurds and Kurdistan: A Selective and Annotated Bibliography

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As the Kurdish question becomes more prominent in Middle Eastern politics, it is attracting attention from the media, the academic community, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Swamped with questions from the press and academic departments, students of Kurdish topics have needed a comprehensive bibliography on the Kurds. This book meets that need. An introductory essay provides users with general background information on the Kurds and Kurdistan. With over 800 entries, the annotated bibliography provides information on the most important works about the Kurds and Kurdistan published from World War II through 1996.

Emphasizing recent titles, the book focuses on English-language scholarly works. Arranged in topical chapters, the book opens with a section on general works, then covers travel works, history and archaeology, politics, minorities and religion in Kurdistan, society, economy, language and education, literature and folklore, and culture and arts.

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About the author

LOKMAN I. MEHO is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Science and Policy of the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Meho is the author of two earlier bibliographies, The Kurds and Kurdistan: A Selective and Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1997) and Kurdish Culture and Society: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 2001).

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Publisher
ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Dec 31, 1997
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Pages
356
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ISBN
9780313303975
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Middle East / General
History / Reference
Reference / Bibliographies & Indexes
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