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The History of the Kurds w/ Djene Bajalan
This series features Djene Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University.
Covers the medieval period until the 19th century.
Covers the rest of the 19th century.
Picks up at the beginning of the 20th century, covering various topics through World War I, including the 1908 Young Turks revolution, attempts to forge Kurdish factions into a separatist national movement, and relations with Armenian communities.
Begins in post-World War I Turkey. Discusses life under the Kamalist regime, the new republic’s changing geostrategic position in the 1920s, the “Kurdish Question”, the Sheikh Said Rebellion and other Kurdish nationalist uprisings, and the influence of fascism in the 1930s.
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