Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: I.B. Tauris, 2003
Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 4.1 x 23.6 cm
In this detailed history of the Kurds from the 19th century to the present day, McDowall examines the interplay of old and new aspects of the struggle, the importance of local rivalries within Kurdish society, the enduring authority of certain forms of leadership and the failure of modern states to respond to the challenge of Kurdish nationalism.