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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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    Yezidism; Yezidi Studies; methodology; genocide; ISIS;


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