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Title: Oral History in Kurdistan
Subtitle: The Case of Badidani Yezidis
Author(s): ALLISON, Christine
Journal: Journal of Kurdish Studies
Volume: 2    Date: 1996-1997   
Pages: 37-55
DOI: 10.2143/JKS.2.0.519234

Abstract :
Like other histories, Kurdish history is a construct of the past. However, Kurdish history differs from the history of most other peoples in being unsupported either by coherent propagation systems such as state education and media, or by international affirmation. Kurd must fashion their own history, to meet their own needs, in opposition to many of the ideologies prevalent in the Middle East, some of which have sought to deny the very past, by having one's own account of history, is a perfectly ordinary need of most communities; for the Kurds it has becomea key element of self-determination.

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