KURDISTANICA

The Encyclopaedia of Kurdistan, KURDISTANICA is a digital information and database focusing on the Kurdish People. The Encyclopaedia of Kurdistan Network "KURDISTANICA" is a virtual organization in the form of a Global Academic/Professional Open Network for the creation and development of a multilingual Kurdish encyclopaedia on the World Wide Web. KURDISTANICA is an independent, non-partisan, non-political, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about and for the Kurds.
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Problems In Kurdish Historiography

By Prof. Mehrdad Izady Compilation and organization of Kurdish history is a time consuming task. Happily, the cause is the sheer volume of available primary sources of information, and not the dearth. Located as they have been in the geographical heartland of the greater Middle East, and commanding vast natural and ...
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Exploring Kurdish Origins

By Prof. Mehrdad R. Izady Lithograph. Naples 1818. "He was magnificently attired in the Koordish taste: his gown was of a rich, flowered, gold Indian stuff; he had a superb Cashmere shawl ornamented with gold fringe on his head, put on in a wild loose manner; his upper dress was a ...
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An Independent Kurdistan?

Robert Olson, Professor of Middle East Politics, University of Kentucky Due to the strong resistance to the US occupation of Iraq and the internecine hostility that has resulted between Arabs and Kurds, reports in the public media have raised the possibility of the Kurds declaring an independent state. While the ...
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/ History

The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheikh Said Rebellion, 1880-1925

By Robert Olson, University of Texas Press, Austin The Sheikh Said rebellion was the first large-scale nationalist rebellion by the Kurds. The role of the Azadi was fundamental in its unfolding. Kurdish intellectuals and military officers lay at the heart of the nationalist movement, in terms of organization and recruitment ...
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/ Modern History

Khurasani Kurdish Exclave in the 19th Century

By Prof. M. R. Izady This detached exclave of Kurdish inhabited land is found on the modern northeastern borders of Iran with Turkmenistan in what has been historically known as northern sector of the province of Khurasan (the “land of rising sun”). Politically, at around 1835, the territory of northern Khurasan ...
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How can I get involve with projects such as KAL and KURDISTANICA so that I might be able to contribute to this good cause?

One thing that Individuals/organisations can do to support projects like KAL and KURDISTANICA is to ask their friends, colleagues or fellow organizational members to get involve in turning hard copy material into electronic (scanning, typing etc.). If you are conversant in other relevant languages, you can help translate texts from ...
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/ History

Kurdish-Turkish Dictionary

Title Kurdish-Turkish Dictionary Publication Type Book Year of Publication 1967 Authors Anter, Musa Publisher Yeni Matbaa City Istanbul Publication Language North Kurdish/Turkish Keywords Dictionary, Kurdish-Turkish Dictionary, Language, Linguistic, North Kurdish ...
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/ History

Yaresanism

The followers of Yârsânism, also known as the Yârisân, Aliullâhi, Ali-llâhi (i.e., "those who deify Ali"), Alihaq, Ahl-i Haqq ("the People of Truth") or Ahl-i Haq ("the People of the Spirit" [Hâk or Haqj), Sha Ytânparass (devil-worshippers), Nusayri ("the Nazarenes," i.e., Christians), etc-, are concentrated in southern Kurdistan in both Iran and ...
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/ History

7,000 years older than Stonehenge

7,000 years older than Stonehenge: the site that stunned archaeologists Circles of elaborately carved stones from about 9,500BC predate even agriculture Nicholas Birch in Istanbul (The Guardian, Wednesday April 23, 2008) As a child, Klaus Schmidt used to grub around in caves in his native Germany in the hope of ...
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Abu-Hanifa Ahmad Dinawari

The 1,100th Anniversary of a World-Class Kurdish Scholar By Prof. M. R. Izady The year 1996 marks the 1,100th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest Kurdish and Islamic minds of all times, Abu-Hanifa Ahmad Dinawari. Among the founders of the Islamic sciences as we know them today, he ...
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/ History

In Guti we Trust

Prof. M. R. Izady Recently I came across a new, and otherwise excellent pictorial book on Kurdish costumes and fabrics. In such a book, nevertheless, the authors had somehow thought it appropriate to dedicate over a third of their accompanying text to Kurdish history. This was not an art history, which ...
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The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad

Title The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad Publication Type Journal Article Authors Roosevelt, Jr. Archie Title of Journal The Middle East Journal Issue 1 Issue July Volume 3 Year of Publication 1947 Publisher The Middle East Institute Keywords History, Modern History, Politic, Republic of Mahabad URL http://www.mideasti.org/middle-east-journal/article-index ...
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/ Modern History
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