Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism. Costa Mesa, Mazda, 2003, 234 p.

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August 31, 2005

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Abstracta Iranica

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Christine Allison, « Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism. Costa Mesa, Mazda, 2003, 234 p. », Abstracta Iranica, ID : 10670/1.frz0ha


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This important book contains essays by some of the best-known names working in the field and applies academic analysis to an area of study which has been over-frequented by mythmakers, both pro-and anti-Kurdish. The evident disagreement between the editor and a contributor over approaches – Vali finds Hassanpour ‘essentialist’, Hassanpour criticises Vali’s ‘coherentism’ – is made clear as early as the editor’s introductory chapter. The focus of Amir Hassanpour’s long chapter is pre-20th centu...

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