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Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History

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Kurdistan was erased from world maps after World War I, when the victorious powers carved up the Middle East, leaving the Kurds without a homeland. Today the Kurds, who live on land that straddles the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, are by far the largest ethnic group in the world without a state.
Renowned photographer Susan Meiselas entered northern Iraq after th
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Hardcover, Second Edition, 472 pages
Published May 30th 2008 by University Of Chicago Press (first published October 28th 1997)
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Debra
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Beautifully illustrated giant book.
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This "coffee table"-type book is actually more like a glossy, over-sized textbook on Kurdish history and identity from the 1870s until the 2000s. It is filled with historical photographs, excerpts from writers and travelers, clips from newspaper articles, State Department cables, letters, and much more. A gorgeous book that is also substantial in content. It's size and scope are geared for those with a very keen interest in the Kurds; but it's still worth checking out from the library for every
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Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very special book consisting of photos, newspaper and magazin pages, declassified governmental memos put together so tat you get a chronological history books of the Kurish people in "modern times" - from the Ottomans and past Saddam Hussein and Khomeini. but not as far as Erdogan and al'Assad. A readable book, still possible to buy as new.
Barbara
Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a must read!
Hoshmand_Fox
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Job
Alesa
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A breathtakingly beautiful book of photos from Kurdistan, plus a sensitive and thoughtful narrative. I absolutely treasure this book.
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