Tuesday, 20 February, 2018



Adamson, David. The Kurdish War. London: Allen & Unwin, 1964.

Ahmad, Kamal Madhar. Kurdistan During the First World War.

Ali, Bakhtiyar & Kareem Abdulrahman (Translation) I Stared at the Night of the City

Allawi, Ali A. The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace. Yale University Press, 2007.

Allison, Christine. The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan. Routledge Curzon, 2001.

Allsopp, Harriet, The Kurds of Syria: Political Parties and Identity in the Middle East. New York: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2014.

Anderson, George. Federalism: An Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Ash Samuel Jun 11, 2016. Kurds History: Politics, People, Language and Religion.

Rubin Michael Aug 4, 2016. Kurdistan Rising? Considerations for Kurds, Their Neighbors, and the Region



Barkey, Henri J., and Fuller, Graham. Turkey’s Kurdish Question. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1998.

_________Reluctant Neighbor: Turkey’s Role in the Middle East. Washington: United States Institute of Peace, 1996.

Barwary Shawket & Nicolae Viorel Burcea Apr 3, 2017.Land of the Rising Sun: The Way of the Kurd

Behn, Wolfgang, ed. The Kurds in Iran: a selected and annotated bibliography. 2nd ed. London: Mansell, 1977.

Bengio, Ofra. Kurdish Awakening: Nation Building in a Fragmented Homeland. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Bird, Christine. A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan. Ballantine Books, 2004.

Bouillon, Markus E.; Malone, David M.; and Rowsell, Ben, eds. Iraq: Preventing A New Generation of Conflict. Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2007.

Brauer, Eric. The Jews of Kurdistan. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993.

Bruinessen, Martin van. Agha, Sheikh and State: The Social and Political Structures of Kurdistan. London & New Jersey: Zed Books, 1992.

Bruni, Mary Ann Smothers. Journey Through Kurdistan. Texas Memorial Museum, 1995.

Bullock, J., and Morris, H. No Friends but the Mountains: The Tragic History of the Kurds. Oxford University Press, 1992.

Burke, Edmund. Introduction by O’Brien, Conor Cruise, ed. Reflections on the Revolution in France. Penguin Classics, 1982.




Chaliand, Gerard. The Kurdish Tragedy. London: Zed Books, 1994.

______, ed. A People without a Country: the Kurds and Kurdistan. Zed Books, 1980.

Chyet, Michael L.. Kurdish-English Dictionary. Yale University Press, 2003.

Cockburn, Andrew, and Cockburn, Patrick. Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.

Cordesman, Anthony H. Iraq and the War of Sanctions: conventional threats and weapons of mass destruction. Praeger: 1999.

Crossan Christopher Jan 25, 2017 Children of the Magi: A Sacred History of the Kurds and the Persians

Cushman, Thomas, ed. A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2005.




Dodge, Toby. Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.




Eagleton, William. The Kurdish Republic of 1946. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.

______. An Introduction to Kurdish Rugs and Other Weavings. New York: Interline Books, 1988.

Edmonds, Cecil John. Kurds, Turks and Arabs: Politics, Travel and Research in North-Eastern Iraq, 1919-1925. London: Oxford University Press, 1957.

Elliot, Matthew. Independent Iraq: The Monarchy and British Influence 1941-1958, London: I.B. Tauris, 1996.




Feldman, Noah. What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building. Princeton University Press, 2003.

Fossum, L.O. Practical Kurdish grammar. Massachusetts, 1919.

Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1989.




Galbraith, Peter. The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End. Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Ghareeb, Edmund. The Kurdish Question in Iraq. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1981.

Gunter, Michael M. A Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. Scarecrow, 2003.

_______.Out of Nowhere: The Kurds of Syria in Peace and War. London: C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 2014.

______.The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq: A Political Analysis. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

______. The Kurds: A Modern History. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers Inc, 2015.

______.The Kurds Ascending: The Evolving Solution to the Kurdish Problem in Iraq and Turkey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

______. The Kurds and the Future of Turkey. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.





Hamza, Khidir. Saddam’s Bombmaker: The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built Iraq’s Secret Weapon. New York: Scribner, 2000.

Hamilton, Archibald Milne. Road Through Kurdistan: The Narrative of an Engineer in Iraq. Faber, 1958.

Hay, Captain W.R. Two Years in Kurdistan: Experiences of a political officer. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1921.

Human Rights Watch. Iraq’s Crime of Genocide: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.




Ignatieff , Michael. Empire Lite: Nation-building in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. London: Vintage, 2003.

Izady, Mehrdad. The Kurds: a concise handbook. Taylor and Francis, 1992.




Kashi, Ed, and Hitchens, Christopher. When Borders Bleed; the Struggle of the Kurds. Pantheon: 1994.

Kedourie, Elie. The Chatham House Version: And Other Middle Eastern Studies. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1970.

______. Nationalism. 4th ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 1993.

______. Politics in the Middle East. Oxford University Press USA, 1992.

Kelly, Michael. Martyr’s Day: Chronicle of a Small War. Vintage, 1993.

Kinnane, Derk. The Kurds and Kurdistan. London & New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

Kutschera, Chris. The Kurdish Nationalist Movement. Paris: Editions Flammarion, 2012.




Laizer, Sheri. Into Kurdistan: Frontiers under Fire. London: Zed Books, 1991.

______.Martyrs, Traitors and Patriots: Kurdistan after the Gulf War. London & New Jersey: Zed Books, 1996.

Lawrence, Quil. Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East . New York: Walker & Company, 2008.

Lennox, Gina, ed. Fire, Snow, and Honey: Voices from Kurdistan. Halstead Press, 2001.

Lytle, Elizabeth E., ed. A bibliography of the Kurds, Kurdistan, and the Kurdish question. Monticello, IL.: Council of Planning Librarians, 1977.




Marcus, Aliza. Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence. New York: NYU Press, 2007.

Meho, Lokman I. The Kurds and Kurdistan: a selective and annotated bibliography. Greenwood, 1997.

______. The Kurdish Question in U.S. Foreign Policy: A Documentary Sourcebook. Praeger, 2003.

______and Maglaughlin, Kelly L. Kurdish Culture and Society: an annotated bibliography. Greenwood, 2001.

Mackenzie, D.N.. Kurdish Dialect Studies-I. Oxford University Press, 1961.

______. Kurdish Dialect Studies-II. Oxford University Press, 1961.

Makiya, Kanan. Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, and the Uprising of the Arab World. Norton, 1993.

______. Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq. Pantheon, 1990.

Mansfield, Stephen. The Miracle of the Kurds: A Remarkable Story of Hope Reborn In Northern Iraq. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing, 2014.

McDonald, Charles G., and O’Leary, Carole A., eds. Kurdish Identity: Human Rights and Political Status. Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2007.

McDowall, David. The Kurds: A Nation Denied. London: Minority Rights Publications, 1992.

______. A Modern History of the Kurds. London & New York: I.B. Tauris, 1997.

Meiselas, Susan. Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History. Random House, 1997.

Moynihan, Daniel Patrick. Pandaemonium: Ethnicity in International Politics. New York: Oxford University, 1993.

Mojab, Shahrzad, ed. Women of a Non-State Nation: the Kurds. Mazda, 2001.

Natalie, Denise. The Kurds and the State: Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Syracuse University Press, 2005.




O’Leary, Brendan. How to Get Out of Iraq With Integrity. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2009.

______; McGarry, John; Salih, Khaled, eds. The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2005.

Olson, Robert. The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheikh Said Rebellion, 1880-1925. Univ. of Texas, 1989.

______, ed. The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in the 1990’s: Its Impact on Turkey and the Middle East. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

______. Turkey’s Relations with Iran, Syria, Israel, and Russia, 1991-2000: the Kurdish and Islamist Questions. Mazda, 2001.



Packer, George. The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq. Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2006.

Paine, Thomas. Rights of Man. Penguin Classics, 1984.

Pelletiere, Stephen C. The Kurds: An Unstable Element in the Gulf . Boulder: Westview, 1984.

Peters, Ralph. Never Quit the Fight. Stackpole Books, 2008.

Philips, David, L. The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2015.

Pollack, Kenneth M. Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

_______. The Threatening Storm: the Case for Invading Iraq. Random House: 2002.

Power, Samantha. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. New York: Basic Books, 2002.




Qazzaz, Shafiq. The Sharezoor Kurdish-English Dictionary. Erbil: Aras Press, 2000.




Randal, Jonathan C. After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?: my encounters with Kurdistan. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997.

Rich, Claudius James. Narrative of a Residence in Kurdistan, Vol. I, Republished 1972, Gregg International Publishers Ltd. England.

______. Narrative of a Residence in Kurdistan, Vol. II. Republished 1972, Gregg International Publishers Ltd. England.

Romano, David, and Gurses, Mehmet. Conflict, Democratization, and the Kurds in the Middle East. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

______. The Kurdish Nationalist Movement: Opportunity, Mobilization and Identity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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Saadallah, Salah. Saladin’s English-Kurdish Dictionary. Baghdad: Paris Kurdish Institute, 1998.

Sabar, Ariel. My Father’s Paradise: a Son’s Search for his Jewish past in Kurdish Iraq. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.

Sabar, Yabor, translator and ed. The Folk Literature of Kurdistan Jews: an anthology. Yale University Press, 1982.

Saleem, Hineer. My Father’s Rifle: A Childhood in Kurdistan. Picador, 2006.

Safrastian, Arshak. Kurds and Kurdistan. London: Harvill Press, 1948.

Schmidt, Dana Adams. Journey Among Brave Men. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1964.

Sipahi Ali (Editor), Ya Ar Tolga Cora (Editor).  The Ottoman East in the Nineteenth Century: Societies, Identities and Politics

Soane, E.B. To Mesopotamia and Kurdistan in Disguise: with historical notices of the Kurdish tribes and the Chaldeans of Kurdistan. London: John Murray, 1912.

Stansfield, Gareth. Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy. Routledge Courzon, 2003. Iraq: People, History, Politics. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007.

 Stansfield, Gareth & Mohammed Shareef. The Kurdish Question Revisited



Taylor, Gordon. Fever and Thirst: An American Doctor Among the Tribes of Kurdistan, 1835-1844. Academy Chicago, 2005.

Tirman, John. Spoils of War: the human cost of America’s arms trade. New York: Free Press, 1997.

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Vali, Abbas, Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism. Santa Ana: Mazda Publishers Inc, 2003.

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White, Paul. Primitive Rebels or Revolutionary Modernizers: the Kurdish National Movement in Turkey. London & New York: Zed Books, 2000.

Wigram, W.A. The Cradle of Mankind: Life in Eastern Kurdistan. London: A & C Black, Ltd., 1922.




Yildiz, Kerim. The Kurds in Syria: The Forgotten People. Pluto, 2006.



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