History related articles


09/10/2018

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 […]
09/10/2018

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 […]
09/10/2018

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 […]
09/10/2018

Prehistory of Saladin

Vladimir Minorsky, Prehistory of Saladin Saladin’s Origins (A) The famous biographer Ibn Khallikân (A.D. 1211-82) made a special inquiry into the history of Saladin’s family1 and came to the following […]