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Title:
The other Kurds : Yazidis in colonial Iraq.
Author:
Fuccaro, Nelida
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9781860641701
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Publication Information:
London : I.B. Tauris, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 230 p., maps.
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Library of modern Middle East studies ; 14
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Offers an account - from the Kurdish perspective - of a fascinating and complex tribal society under the British Mandat, when the Yazidis resisted integration into modern Iraq and failed to identify with the aspirations of mainstream Kurdish society and the rising Kurdish movement.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Tribe, sect and state: Kurdish tribes and Yazidi religion
the Yazidi polity of northern Iraq
the Yazidi Kurds and the state Ottoman reform
Part 2 Communities and tribes Yazidis Christians
inter-communalism
the Yazidi tribes
tribes, traders and resources
land dispute during the Mandate
Part 3 Colonial rule: colonial rule and rural communities
tribal policies inSinjar
the Iraq administration and the Christian question
tribal affairs - the 1925 disturbances
tribal authority
Part 4 Tribes, borders and nation building: the RAF and the Mosul dispute
the border between Iraq and SyriaAnglo-French policy
border disturbancesYazidis and Bedouins
Kurdish trans-regional identities
Part 5 Inter-communal strife and political mobilization: communities, the League of Nations and minorities
attempts at Yazidi religious reform - the anti-emirate of Sinjar
the paradigm of the peacock
the politicisation of communalism
the Christian nation and the Iraqi Yazidis