The Yezidi Kurds' Tribes & Clans of South Caucasus
- Chapter 3: The History. Sicherman, Harvey; Gelletly, LeeAnne // Kurds;2005, pN.PAG
This chapter discusses the social history of Kurdish people. An ancient people, the Kurds are thought to have descended from indo-European tribes of central Asia that moved westwards across Iran around 1500 B.C. Eventually, these groups made the Zagros and Taurus Mountains their homeland....
- Further Reading. // Kurds;2005, pN.PAG
This section presents a list of books and readings about Kurds, including the book "A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan," by Christiane Bird.
- Concordance Between Reported Ethnic Origins and Ancestral Origins of GaspÃ© Peninsula Residents. VÉZINA, Héléne; TREMBLAY, Marc; LAVOIE, éve-Marie; LABUDA, Damian // Population (16342941);2014, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p7
For individuals, the feeling of belonging to a group is built upon both their perceived knowledge of their origins and their construction of identity, which is affected by many sociocultural, economic and political factors. To what extent does an individual's reported origin accurately reflect...
- Background. // Kurdish Life;Winter94, Issue 9, p1
The article focuses on the background of the "Red Kurdistan" or Kurds in Jewanshir and eastern Zanzagur. The author states that in 1920, the Caucasus was incorporated into the Soviet state and the Caucasian "Kurdistan" became one of the eight divisions of Soviet Azerbaijan. He mentions that in...
- Kurds, Armenians, and Turks. Bliss, Edwin Munsell // International Journal of Kurdish Studies;2004, Vol. 18 Issue 1/2, p76
An excerpt from the article on Kurds, Armenians and Turks which was published in volume 38, issue 1242 of "The Contemporary Review" is presented.
- SONS OF DEVILS. Kaplan, Robert D. // Atlantic (02769077);Nov87, Vol. 260 Issue 5, p38
Comments on key issues concerning an Indo-European race, the Kurds. Historical background on the existence of the race; Military history; Territories occupied by the Kurds.
- The Origins of the Ayyubid Confederation. Humphreys, R. Stephen // International Journal of Kurdish Studies;1999, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p63
The article examines the origins of the Ayyubid Confederation. It has been said that Saladin's ties with his own family is more strong than those with other emirs. These kinship created a kind of moral solidarity which has surpassed any other known to traditional Islamic societies in strength...
- PROFILES: THE ISLAND OF THE CROFTER AND THE LAIRD-I. McPhee, John // New Yorker;12/6/1969, Vol. 45 Issue 42, p69
The article provides information about evolution of clans on the Scottish island of Colonsay. The island is located twenty-five miles west of the Scottish Mainland. A number of clans exist in the island. Clans people are usually called lairds. By definition, lairds are landowners. The clan ideas...
- Back from the "Outside": Returnees and Diasporic Imagining in Iraqi Kurdistan. KING, DIANE E. // International Journal on Multicultural Societies;Dec2008, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p208
The article points out how a growing diaspora of Kurdish people living in the West has created a Kurdistan that is characterized by Western ways of living. It describes that a significant number of Kurds outmigrated during the 1975 collapse of the rebellion against the government, but with the...