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Title: Hakkârî Clan and Society
Subtitle: Kurdistan, 1502-1656
Author(s): REID, James J.
Journal: Journal of Kurdish Studies
Volume: 2    Date: 1996-1997   
Pages: 13-30
DOI: 10.2143/JKS.2.0.519232

Abstract :
The history of the Hakkârî clan was written by chroniclers who generally held a pessimistic view of human society originating in universalist or cosmological precepts of history. In one degree or another, the chroniclers felt that the carnal world would end in destruction and oblivion in a great apocalyptic immolation. Only the celestial world would survive the great Apocalypse, while all huma endeavor which either defended that celestial world or sought to attain it would achieve salvation and reunion with the celestial being. Most chroniclers at least formally accepted this doctrine as a convention of thought important to maintenance of religious beliefs in one degree or another. Even those who adopted an almost mockinly ironical or satiric view of human behavior in their annals, still rooted their philosophy in the universal understanding of human nature. With this beginning point, one can begin the study of Hakkârî clan's history.

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