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Introduction to the special issue: Yezidism and Yezidi Studies in the early 21st century


  • Philip Kreyenbroek

    () (Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany)

  • Khanna Omarkhali

    () (the Institute of Iranian Studies, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany)


The articles in this volume deal with recent developments concerning the Yezidis. They focus on the consequences of IS’s attempted genocide of Yezidis in the Sinjar region, and on aspects of the current public and academic discourse on Yezidis and their religion.

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  • Philip Kreyenbroek & Khanna Omarkhali, 2016. "Introduction to the special issue: Yezidism and Yezidi Studies in the early 21st century," Kurdish Studies, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 4(2), pages 122-130, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:ksjrnl:v:4:y:2016:i:2:p:122-130

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    1. Güllistan Yarkın, 2015. "The Ideological Transformation of the PKK regarding the Political Economy of the Kurdish Region in Turkey," Kurdish Studies, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 3(1), pages 26-46, May.
    2. Ahmet Hamdi Akkaya, 2015. "‘The Palestinian Dream’ in the Kurdish context," Kurdish Studies, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 3(1), pages 47-63, May.
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    Yezidism; Yezidi Studies; methodology; genocide; ISIS;


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