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The Yezidi Oral Tradition In Iraqi Kurdistan

Author : Christine Allison
ISBN : 9781136746550
Genre : Social Science
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The Yezidis are a Kurdish-speaking religious minority, neither Muslim, Christian nor Jewish. Their ethnicity has been disputed, but most now claim Kurdish identity. Their heartland, including their holiest shrine, is in the Badinan province of Northern Iraq, and it is the communities in this area which are the main focus of this book. Their highly eclectic religion appears to contain many elements of 'the religions of the book', especially Sufism, upon a foundation of ancient Iranian belief and practice.

Yeziden In Deutschland

Author : Halil Savucu
ISBN : 9783828865471
Genre : Religion
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Sie missionieren nicht, sie kennen keine Hassprediger und sie legen Gott nicht entsprechend der eigenen Wünsche aus: Das Yezidentum ist eine der ältesten Religionen der Menschheit – und eine pazifistische Volksreligion. Die schicksalhafte Geschichte dieser Religionsgemeinschaft zeigt jedoch ein anderes Bild. Seit mehr als 1400 Jahren leiden Yeziden in ihrer Heimat unter systematischer Zwangsislamisierung, Massakern, Genoziden und Strafexpeditionen. Seit August 2014 werden sie vor den Augen der Weltöffentlichkeit von IS-Terroristen enthauptet, versklavt und vergewaltigt. Kulturelle Schätze und menschheitsgeschichtliches Erbe werden für immer zerstört. Angesichts der Tatsache, dass in Deutschland mittlerweile über 100.000 Yeziden leben, ist es erstaunlich, dass diese Glaubensgruppe und ihre diasporabedingten Probleme bislang nur unzureichend Eingang in die wissenschaftliche Forschung fanden. Es fehlen fast vollständig wissenschaftlich relevante Studien über ihre Geschichte, Religionssoziologie, Theologie, Tradition, religiöse Einstellung, Identitäts- und Integrationsprobleme und Perspektiven in Deutschland. Wer sind die Yeziden? Wie sieht ihre Zukunft in Deutschland aus? Mit ethnologisch-kulturellem Gesamtblick untersucht Halil Savucu, Gründungsmitglied des ZYD – Zentralrat der Yeziden in Deutschland, in seiner interdisziplinär ausgelegten Studie neben den Besonderheiten der yezidischen Gemeinschaft erstmals auch die "neue yezidische Elite" und leistet damit einen wertvollen Beitrag zur Versachlichung der Debatte über Yeziden in Deutschland.

Historical Dictionary Of The Kurds

Author : Michael M. Gunter
ISBN : 0810875071
Genre : History
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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kurds greatly expands on the first edition through an updated chronology, an introductory essay, an expanded bibliography, maps, photos, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics.

The A To Z Of The Kurds

Author : Michael M. Gunter
ISBN : 0810863340
Genre : History
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The A to Z of the Kurds covers the largest nation on Earth that does not have its own independent state. Scholars, government officials who are dealing with the Middle East and the Kurds, the news media, as well as the general reader will find this an accessible historical account about a people who are becoming increasingly important for the future of the geostrategic Middle East. Maps, a chronology of Kurdish history, an introductory essay on the Kurds, a dictionary containing several hundred entries on various aspects of the Kurdish experience, and an extensive bibliography comprise this volume.

Oral Literature Of Iranian Languages Kurdish Pashto Balochi Ossetic Persian And Tajik Companion Volume Ii

Author : Philip G. Kreyenbroek
ISBN : 9780857718143
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it merits. Whereas Persian art and architecture, and more recently Iranian cinema, have been written about extensively and at different levels for a varied audience, Persian literature - the greatest achievement of the Iranian people, and one of the major literatures of the world - has largely remained the exclusive domain of specialists. And although in the past few years the poems of Rumi have attracted the kind of popular attention enjoyed by Omar Khayyam’s quatrains in the 19th century, Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves. A History of Persian Literature responds to this need and offers a new, comprehensive and detailed history of its subject. This multi-volume, authoritative survey reflects the stature and significance of Persian literature as the single most important accomplishment of the Iranian nation. Prominent scholars in the field bring a fresh critical approach to bear on this important topic and each volume includes representative samples of this literature. *** This companion volume deals with two of the most under-researched areas of study in the Modern Iranian field: the Persian oral and popular literature of Iran, Tajikistan and Persian-speaking Afghanistan on the one hand; and the written and oral literatures of the Kurds, Pashtuns, Baloch and Ossetians on the other. Drawing together original and ground-breaking contributions by leading experts, this volume will facilitate and stimulate further research and be an indispensable source for these literary traditions as well as an invaluable guide to the subject. In line with the latest academic thinking, the authors will reflect the modern scholarly emphasis away from an exclusive preoccupation with the ‘high’ literature of dominant cultures towards a more inclusive view of the concept of culture. This definitive study will offer the reader new insights into the complexity and variety of the literatures of the Iranian-speaking peoples.

A Pilgrimage To Lalish

Author : C. J. Edmonds
ISBN : 0947593284
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Turkey And The Politics Of National Identity

Author : Shane Brennan
ISBN : 9780857736857
Genre : Political Science
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In the first decade of the twenty-first century Turkey experienced an extraordinary set of transformations. In 2001, in the midst of financial difficulties, the country was under IMF stewardship, yet it has recently emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. And on the international stage, Turkey has managed to enhance its position from being a backseat NATO member and outside candidate for EU membership to being an influential regional power, determining and developing its own individual foreign policy. Shane Brennan and Marc Herzog explore how these and other changes have shaped the way people in Turkey perceive themselves and how the country’s self-image shapes its actions. Through different approaches engaging with politics, economy, society, culture and history, they offer new perspectives on the transformation of national identity in this increasingly influential country in the Middle East.

Kurdish Culture And Identity

Author : Christine Allison
ISBN : 1856493296
Genre : Political Science
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This is a study of the culture of the Kurdish people. It looks at their history, literature, language, religion, costume and material culture including rugs and weaving

Ich Bin Eure Stimme

Author : Nadia Murad
ISBN : 9783426450123
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Am 3. August 2014 endet das Leben, wie Nadia Murad es kannte. Truppen des IS überfallen ihr jesidisches Dorf Kocho im Norden Iraks. Sie töten die Älteren und verschleppen die Jüngeren. Kleine Jungen sollen als Soldaten ausgebildet werden. Die Mädchen werden verschleppt und als Sklavinnen verkauft. An diesem Tag verliert Nadia Murad 44 Angehörige. Für sie beginnt ein beispielloses Martyrium: Drei Monate ist sie in der Gewalt des IS, wird Opfer von Demütigung, Folter, Vergewaltigung. Nur mit Glück und unvorstellbarem Mut gelingt ihr die Flucht vor ihren Peinigern. Sie schafft es in ein Flüchtlingslager und kommt von dort aus nach Deutschland. Tausende andere junge Frauen befinden sich bis heute in der Gewalt des IS. Deren Stimme zu sein und sie zu befreien hat Nadia Murad sich zur Aufgabe gemacht. Heute kämpft sie dafür, dass das Verbrechen des IS als Völkermord anerkannt wird und die Verantwortlichen vor den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof gestellt werden. Die Vereinten Nationen ernannten Nadia Murad zur Sonderbotschafterin, darüber hinaus wurde sie für den Friedensnobelpreis nominiert und mit dem Vaclav-Havel-Preises für Menschenrecht ausgezeichnet. Nun erzählt sie ihre bewegende Geschichte.

Rediscovering Kurdistan S Cultures And Identities

Author : Joanna Bocheńska
ISBN : 9783319930886
Genre : Social Science
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Rediscovering Kurdistan’s Cultures and Identities: The Call of the Cricket offers insight into little-known aspects of the social and cultural activity and changes taking place in different parts of Kurdistan (Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran), linking different theoretical approaches within a postcolonial perspective. The first chapter presents the book’s approach to postcolonial theory and gives a brief introduction to the historical context of Kurdistan. The second, third and fourth chapters focus on the Kurdish context, examining ethical changes as revealed in Kurdish literary and cinema narratives, the socio-political role of the Kurdish cultural institutions and the practices of countering othering of Kurdish migrants living in Istanbul. The fifth chapter offers an analysis of the nineteenth-century missionary translations of the Bible into the Kurdish language. The sixth chapter examines the formation of Chaldo-Assyrian identity in the context of relations with the Kurds after the overthrow of the Ba’ath regime in 2003. The last chapter investigates the question of the Yezidis’ identity, based on Yezidi oral works and statements about their self-identification.

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