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Kurdistan during the first World War /
Kamal Madhar Ahmad ; translated by Ali Maher Ibrahim ; foreword by Akram Jaff.
imprint
London : Saqi Books, 1994.
description
234 p. : 1 map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0863560849
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imprint
London : Saqi Books, 1994.
isbn
0863560849
general note
Translated from the Kurdish edition.
catalogue key
668839
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Review Quotes
'A splendid book, particularly valuable because it uses sources which are not available in English. I congratulate Dr Ahmad on his achievement.' --David McDowell, author of "A Modern History of the Kurds "
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Summaries
Main Description
In spite of the promises made by the Allied powers in the 1920 Treaty of Sevres, the Kurds have so far failed to secure their national independence - a goal achieved by the Arabs and other nations in the region. The author shows how, before and during the First World War, the political manoeuvring of the Allied powers, particularly Britain, concentrated on securing easy access to the region's oilfields and thus ignored the rights of the Kurds. The role and involvement of Germany and Russia are also discussed in detail. Of major importance are the chapters examining the role of the Kurds in the Armenian massacres. In his dispassionate analysis of this sensitive issue, the author sheds new lights on the involvement of the Kurds in the tragedy of the Armenian people under Ottoman rule.
Main Description
In spite of the promises made by the Allied powers in the 1920 Treaty of Segrave;vres, the Kurds have so far failed to secure their national independence - a goal achieved by the Arabs and other nations in the region. The author shows how, before and during the First World War, the political manoeuvring of the Allied powers, particularly Britain, concentrated on securing easy access to the region's oilfields and thus ignored the rights of the Kurds. The role and involvement of Germany and Russia are also discussed in detail. Of major importance are the chapters examining the role of the Kurds in the Armenian massacres. In his dispassionate analysis of this sensitive issue, the author sheds new lights on the involvement of the Kurds in the tragedy of the Armenian people under Ottoman rule.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Early Designs
On the Verge of War
In the Thick of Battle
Struggle and Casualties
The Kurds and the Armenian Bloodshed
Claims Take Shape
Conclusion
Index
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