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2003

  • Atarodi, Habibollah. (2003). Great Powers, Oil and the Kurds in Mosul. (University Press of America).
  • Barzani, Massoud. (2003). Mustafa Barzani and the Kurdish Liberation Movement. (Palgrave).
  • Chyet, Michael. (2003). Kurdish-English Dictionary. (Yale University Press).
  • Lokman, Meho I. (2003). The Kurdish Question in U.S. Foreign Policy: A Documentary Sourcebook. (Greenwood).
  • McDowall, David. (2003). A Modern History of the Kurds. (I.B.Tauris).
  • Shankland, David. (2003). The Alevis in Turkey: The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition. (Curzon Press)
  • Stansfield, Gareth. (2003). Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy. (Routledge).
  • Strohmeier, Martin. (2003). Crucial Images in the Presentation of a Kurdish National Identity: Heroes and Patriots, Traitors and Foes. (Brill).
  • Vali, Abbas. (ed.). (2003). Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism. (Mazda).

2002

2001

2000

1999

  • Clarke, Gloria. L. (1999). The World of the Alevis: Issues of Culture and Identity. (AVC Publications).
  • Fuccaro, Nelida. (1999). The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq. (I. B. Tauris).
  • Gunter, Michael M. (1999). The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq: A Political Analysis. (St. Martin’s Press).
  • Öcalan, Abdullah. (1999). Declaration on the Democratic Solution of the Kurdish Question. (Mesopotamien Verlag).
  • Wahlbeck, Osten. (1999). Kurdish Diasporas: A Comparative Study of Kurdish Refugee Communities. (St Martin’s Press).

1998

  • Barkey, Henri J. and Fuller, Graham E. (1998). Turkey’s Kurdish Question. (Rowman & Littlefield).
  • Blincoe, Robert. (1998). Ethnic Realities and the Church: Lessons from Kurdistan. (Presbyterian Center).
  • Jones, James Felix. (1998). Memoirs of Baghdad, Kurdistan and Turkish Arabia, 1857. (Archive Editions).
  • Olson, Robert. (1998). Kurdish Question and Turkish-Iranian Relations. (Mazda).
  • Olsson, Tord; Özdalga, Elisabeth and Raudvere, Catharina. (1998). Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives. (Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul).
  • Randal, Jonathan C. (1998). After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness? My Encounters With Kurdistan. (Westview Press).
  • Soltani, Anwar (ed.).  (1998). Anthology of Gorani Kurdish Poetry. (Trast-I Son Bo Kurdistan).

1997

  • Bretjes, Burchard. (1997). The Armenians, Assyrians and Kurds: Three Nations, One Fate. (Rishi Publications USA).
  • Gunter, Michael M. (1997). The Kurds and the Future of Turkey. (St. Martin’s Press).
  • Kirisci, Kemal and Winrow, Gareth M. (1997). The Kurdish Question and Turkey: An Example of a Trans-state Ethnic Conflict. (Routledge).
  • Majid, K.I. (1997). Oil and the Kurds: Study of the Relationship of Iraq with Iran and Kuwait. (Woodstock Publications).
  • Meho, Lokman I. (1997). Kurdish Culture and Society: An Annotated Bibliography. (Greenwood Press, annotated edition).
  • Meiselas, Susan. (1997). Kurdistan, in the Shadow of History. (Random House).
  • Pierse, Catherine. (1997). Kurdish rights: Cultural and linguistic rights of Turkish Kurds. (Centre for International & Comparative Human Rights Law).
  • Zana, Mehdi. (1997). Prison No. 5: 11 Years in a Turkish Prison. (Blue Crane Books).

1996

  • Campbell, Colm; Schulze, Kirsten and Stokes, Martin. (eds.). (1996). Nationalism, Minorities and Diasporas: Identity and Rights in the Middle East. (I.B. Tauris).
  • Ciment, James. (1996). The Kurds:  State and Minority in Turkey, Iraq and Iran. (Facts on File).
  • Dorleijn, Margreet. (1996). The Decay of Ergativity in Kurmanci: Language Internal or Contact Induced? (Tilburg University Press).
  • Kreyenbroek, Philip G. and Allison, Christine. (eds.). (1996). Kurdish Culture and Identity. (Zed Books).
  • Laizer, Sheri. (1996). Martyrs, Traitors and Patriots: Kurdistan After the Gulf War. (Zed Books).
  • O’Ballance, Edgar. (1996). The Kurdish Struggle: 1920-1994. (Palgrave).
  • Olson, Robert. (ed.). (1996). The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in the 1990s: Its Impact on Turkey and the Middle East. (The University Press of Kentucky).

1995

  • Bruni Mary Ann S. (1995). Journey Through Kurdistan. (Texas Memorial Museum).
  • Human Rights Watch. (1995). Iraq’s Crime of Genocide: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds. (Yale University Press).
  • Othman, Ali. (1995). British Policy and the Kurdish Question in Iraq, 1918-1932. (National Library of Canada).
  • Yassin, A. Borhanedin. (1995). Vision or Reality? The Kurds in the Policy of the Great Powers, 1941-1947. (Lund University Press).

1994

  • Chaliand, Gerard. (1994). The Kurdish Tragedy. (Zed Books).
  • Kashi, Ed and Hitchens, Christopher. (1994). When the Borders Bleed: The Struggle of the Kurds. (Pantheon Books).

1993

  • Black, George. (1993). Genocide in Iraq: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds. (Human Rights Watch).
  • Brauer, Erich. (1993). The Jews of Kurdistan. (Wayne State University Press).
  • Bulloch, John and Harvey, Morris. (1993). No Friends but the Mountains: The Tragic History of the Kurds. (Oxford University Press).
  • Chaliand, Gerard. (ed.). (1993). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. (Interlink).
  • Dagdeviren, Nedim. (1993). Literature about the Kurds. (Mezopotamya).
  • Fuad, Jamal. (1993). The Kurdish Question: Missed Opportunities and Future Challenges. (Badlisy Center for Kurdish Studies).
  • Guest, John S. (1993). Survival Among The Kurds. (Routledge).
  • Gunter, Michael M. (1993). The Kurds of Iraq: Tragedy and Hope. (St. Martin’s Press).
  • Human Rights Watch. (1993). Genocide in Iraq: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds. (Middle East Watch Report – Human Rights Watch).
  • Kasraian, N. and Arshi, Z. (1993). Kurds of Iran. (Seke Press).
  • Keen, David. (1993). The Kurds in Iraq: How Safe is Their Haven Now. (Save the Children).
  • Kelly, Michael. (1993). Martyr’s Day: Chronicle of a Small War. (Vintage).
  • Vali, Abbas. (1993). Pre-Capitalist Iran: A Theoretical History. (New York University Press).

1992

  • Bruinessen, Martin van. (1992). Agha, Shaikh and State: The Social and Political Structures of Kurdistan. (Zed Books).
  • Entessar, Nader. (1992). Kurdish Ethnonationalism(Lynne Rienner).
  • Hassanpour, Amir. (1992). Nationalism and Language in Kurdistan. (Mellen Research University Press).
  • Izady Mehrdad R. (1992). The Kurds: A Concise Handbook. (Taylor & Francis).
  • Kreyenbroek, Philip and Sperl, Stefan. (eds.). (1992). The Kurds: A Contemporary Overview. (Routledge).
  • McDowall, David. (1992). The Kurds: A Nation Denied. (Minority Rights Publications).

1996

  • McDowall, David. (1996). The Kurds. (Minority Rights Group).

1991

  • Lazier, Sheri. (1991). Into Kurdistan: Frontiers Under Fire. (Zed Books).
  • McDowall, David. (1991). The Kurds. (Minority Rights Report).
  • Yalçın-Heckmann, Lale. (1991). Tribe and Kinship among the Kurds. (Peter Lang).

1990

  • Gunter, Michael M. (1990). The Kurds in Turkey: A Political Dilemma. (Westview Press).
  • Rasool, Shorsh Mustafa. (1990). Forever Kurdish – Destruction of a Nation. (Hartih Zahawi).
  • Withman, Lois. (1990). Destroying Ethnic Identity: The Kurds of Turkey : A Helsinki Watch Report. (Human Rights Watch).

1989

  • Al-Khalil, Samir. (1989). Republic of Fear: The Inside Story of Saddam’s Iraq. (Pantheon Books).
  • Andrews, Peter A. (1989). Ethnic Groups in the Republic of Turkey, Wiesbaden. (Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag).
  • Blau, Joyce. (1989). Les Kurdes et le Kurdistan: Bibliographie critique 1977-1986. (Institut Francais de Recherche en Iran).
  • Olson, Robert. (1989). The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheikh Said Rebellion, 1880-1925. (Univ of Texas Press, first edition).

1988

  • Eagleton, William. (1988). An Introduction to Kurdish Rugs and Other Weavings. (Interline Books).
  • Edmonds, Cecil H. (1988). Kurds, Turks, and Arabs: Politics, Travel and Research in North-Eastern Iraq, 1919-1925. (Ams Pr Inc.).
  • Van Bruinessen, Martin and Boeschoten, Hendrik. (eds.). (1988). Evliya Çelebi in Diyarbekir. (Brill).

1987

  • Heimerdinger, Chris. (1987). Kurds and Way: A Missionary Epic. (Heimerbooks).

1986

1985

1984

  • Pelletiere, Stephen C. (1984). The Kurds: An Unstable Element in the Gulf. (Westview Press).

1982

  • Sabar, Yona. (1982). The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews: An Anthology. (Yale University Press).

1981

  • Ghareeb, Edmund. (1981). The Kurdish Question in Iraq, (Syracuse University Press).
  • Jawad, Saad. (1981). Iraq and the Kurdish Question 1958-1970. (Ithaca Press).

1980

  • Kahn, Margaret. (1980). Children of the Jinn: In Search of the Kurds and Their Country. (Seaview Books).

1977

  • Lytle, Elizabeth E. (ed.). (1977). A Bibliography of the Kurds, Kurdistan and the Kurdish Question. (Council of Planning Librarians).
  • Wolfgang, Behn. (ed.). (1977). The Kurds in Iran: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography. (Mansell, 2nd edition).

1976

1973

  • O’Balance, Edgar. (1973). The Kurdish Revolt, 1961-1970. (Faber and Faber).

1971

  • Francisse, Anne Eudoxie. (1971). The Problems of Minorities in the Nation-building Process: The Kurds, the Copts, the Berbers. (Vantage Press).

1968

  • Rooy, Silvio van and Tamboer, Kees. (1968). ISK’s Kurdish Bibliography. (International Society Kurdistan, 2 vols.).

1966

  • Arfa, Hassan. (1966). The Kurds: An Historical and Political Study. (Oxford University Press).
  • Bois, Thomas. ( 1966). The Kurds. (Khayats).

1965

  • Ghassemlou, Abdul-Rahman. (1965). Kurdistan and the Kurds. (Prague Academy of Science).

1964

  • Adamson, David. (1964). The Kurdish War. (George Allen and Unwin).
  • Kinnane, Derk. (1964). The Kurds and Kurdistan. (Oxford University Press).
  • Schmidt, Adams Dana. (1964). Journey Among Brave Men. (Atlantic Monthly Press).

1963

  • Eagleton, William. (1963). The Kurdish Republic of 1946. (Oxford University Press).

1961

  • Hansen, Harald. (1961). The Kurdish Woman’s Life. (Denmark. National Museets Skrifter).
  • Mackenzie, D. N. (1961). Kurdish Dialect Studies I & II. (Oxford University Studies).

1958

  • Gavan, S.S. (1958). Kurdistan: Divided Nation of the Middle East. (Lawrence and Wishart).
  • McCarus, Ernest N. (1958). A Kurdish Grammar: Descriptive Analysis of the Kurdish of Sulaymaniya, Iraq. (Bailey & Swinfen).
  • Waheid, A. (1958). The Kurds and their Country;: A History of the Kurdish People, from Earliest times to the Present. (University Book Agency).

1957

  • Edmonds, Cecil J. (1957). Kurds, Turks and Arabs: Politics, Travel and Research in North-Eastern Iraq, 1919-1925. (Oxford University Press).

1953

  • Barth, Fredrik. (1953). Principles of Social Organization in Southern Kurdistan. (Universitets Etnografiske Museum).

1948

  • Safrastian, Arshak. (1948). Kurds and Kurdistan. (The Harvill Press).

1940

  • Leach, Edmund. (1940). Social and Economic Organization of the Rowanduz Kurds. (Berg Publishers).

1922

  • Jardine, R. F. (1922). Bahdinan Kurmanji: A Grammar of the Kurmanji of the Kurds of Mosul Division and Surrounding Districts of Kurdistan. (Government Press).

1919

  • Fossum, L. O. (1919). A Practical Kurdish Grammar with English Phonetic Pronunciation Exercises for Translation into Kurdish Short Stories Illustrating Kurdish Composition and Syntax and Vocabulary. (Augsburg Publishing House).
  • Joseph, Isya. (1919).  Devil Worship: The Sacred Books and Traditions of the Yezidis. (Gorham Press).
  • Soane, Ely Banister. (1919). Elementary Kurmanji Grammar. (Government Press).

1916

  • Hubbard, G.E. (1916). From the Gulf to Ararat: An Expedition through Mesopotamia and Kurdistan. (William Blackwood and Sons).

1913

  • Soane, Ely Banister. (1913). To Mesopotamia and Kurdistan in Disguise. (Small, Maynard and Co.).

1896

  • Harris, Walter B. (1896). Batum to Baghdad: Via Tiflis, Tabriz and Persian Kurdistan. (William Blackwood and Sons).

1880

  • Creagh, James. (1880). Armenians, Koords and Turks. (Samuel Tinsley & Co.).

1870

1856

  • Layard, Sir Austen Henry. (1856). Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert. (Harper and Brothers Publishers).

1854

  • Layard, Sir Austen Henry. (1854). Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-worshippers, and an Inquiry Into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians. (D. Appleton and Co.).

1852

  • Badger, George Percy. (1852). The Nestorians and their rituals: With the Narrative of a Mission to Mesopotamia and Coordistan in 1842-1844, and of a Late Visit to those Countries in 1850. (J. Masters).

1845

  • De Bode (Baron.), C. A. (1845). Travels in Luristan and Arabistan. (J. Madden and Co.).

1842

  • Ainsworth, William Francis. (1842). Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, Chaldea, and Armenia. (John W. Parker).

1841

  • Grant, Asahel. (1841). The Nestorians Or The Lost Tribe. (J. Murray).

1840

  • Fraser, James Baillie. (1840). Travels in Koordistan, Mesopotamia, Including an Account of Parts of those Countries Hitherto Unvisited by Europeans. (R. Bentley).

1838

  • Ainsworth, William Francis. (1838). Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldea. (John W. Parker).

1836

Rich, James C. (1836). Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh. (James Duncan).

1829

  • Mignan, Robert. (1829). Travels in Chaldea: Including a Journey from Bussorah to Bagdad, Hillah, and Babylon, Performed on Foot in 1827. (H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1829).