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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3140: The Kurds: History and Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

van Bruinessen, Martin (1992), Agha, Sheikh and State: The Social and Political Structures of Kurdistan, Zed Books: London & New Jersey.

McDowall, David (1996), A Modern History of the Kurds, London: I.B. Tauris.

Mojab, Shahrzad (2001), Women of a Non-State Nation: The Kurds, Costa Mesa: Mazda.

Stansfield, Gareth and Shareef Mohammed (2017) The Kurdish Question Revisited, London: Hurst.

Olson, Robert (1989), The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheikh Said Rebellion, 1880-1925, Texas: University of Texas Press.

Vali, Abbas (ed.) (2003), Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism, Costa Mesa: Mazda.  

Watts, Nicole (2010) Activists in office. Kurdish politics and protest in Turkey, Seattle, University of Washington Press.