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Kurdistan

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Essential Reading Package-EXMDE118

KURDISTAN. Buy these 4 items as a set for $101 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Modern History of the Kurds

TKY59
David McDowell
St. Martins
2004
515
1850434166
PAPER
History
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A scholarly, comprehensive history of the Kurdish people, who spill over the borders of modern Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
$35.00

Kurdistan on the Global Stage, Kinship, Land, and Community in Iraq

MDE214
Diane E. King
Rutgers
2013
267
0813563526
PAPER
History
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0
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0
Exploring how the liberation of Iraq has affected (and will likely affect) Kurdistan, this work explores the region's rapidly changing culture.
$31.95

Bradt Iraq

MDE70
Karen Dabrowska
Bradt Publications
2015
384
1841624888
PAPER
Guidebook
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This second, post-Saddam edition of the British guide to Iraq focuses on the culture, land and recent history of this ancient land.
$29.99

Iraq Map

MDE69
Gizi Map
2008
1
9632042999
MAP
Reference
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A nicely detailed map of Iraq and surrounding areas with tinted relief and landscape features.
$14.95

Turkey Map

TKY29
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3707903303
MAP
Reference
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0
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0
This shaded relief map includes a detailed map of Western Turkey (1:800,000) on the reverse.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Turkey

TKY82
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
420
146544050X
PAPER
Guidebook
7/15/2013
0
0
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Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book provides a thorough overview of history, traditions and sights.
$30.00

Blood and Belief, The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence

TKY271
Aliza Marcus
NYU
2009
351
0814795870
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
An in-depth account of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, founded in 1978 by a small group of ex-Turkish university students.
$26.00

Iraq, An Illustrated History and Guide

IRQ15
Gilles Munier
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
240
1566565138
PAPER
History
0
0
0
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This concise guide, chock full of color photographs, covers the history, culture, religion and tumultuous current events of Iraq.
$20.00

Kurdistan, In the Shadow of History

IRN57
Susan Meiselas
University of Chicago Press
2008
0226519287
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Through narrative and photographs, award-winning photographer Meiselas presents a cultural and historical portrait of the Kurdish homeland.
$49.00

Rebel Land, Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town

TKY211
Christopher De Bellaigue
Penguin Putnam
2011
288
0143118846
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Reporting from Varto in Eastern Turkey, De Bellaigue's riveting account weaves local stories, history and tough travel, revealing the blood-strained history and modern conflicts.
$16.00

Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

TKY33
Hugh and Nicole Pope
Overlook Press
2011
432
1590206908
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Revised and updated for this new edition, this engaging popular history focuses on the many paradoxes of Turkey since World War I. It's an opinionated, revealing portrait of the nation by a husband-and-wife team based in Istanbul.
$22.95

Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know

TKY230
Andrew Finkel
Oxford University Press
2011
188
019973304X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Kurdish question to economic policy, Turkey's role in Iraq and its quest for EU membership, Finkel illuminates the past and present of this strategically important nation in lively, straightforward prose. The Istanbul-based journalist brings balance and insight to the task.
$16.95

Understanding Iraq

IRQ14
William Polk
HarperCollins
2006
221
0060764694
PAPER
History
0
0
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A brisk, well-informed analysis of the present situation in Iraq in the context of Iraqi history from Babylonian and Assyrian antecedents, Mongol invasion, British rule, to U.S. policy.
$14.99

Ancient Iraq

IRQ01
Georges Roux
Penguin Putnam
1993
546
014012523X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
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A thorough introduction to the ancient peoples of modern Iraq.
$19.00

Tribal Rugs

GEN101
Jenny Housego
Interlink Publishing Group
1998
180
156656218x
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated book deals with the construction and tradition of tribal rugs.
$19.95

My Brother's Road, An American's Fateful Journey to Armenia

CCS42
Markar Melkonian
St. Martins
2008
330
1845115309
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Melkonian spent seven years unraveling the mystery of his brother's journey, one so complex that it transformed his brother from a California kid into the leader of an army in Armenia.
$24.95

Road Through Kurdistan

IRQ30
A. M. Hamilton
St. Martins
2005
229
1850436371
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
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Hamiton's original account of building the spectacular road from northern Iraq across the mountains of Kurdistan to the Persian plateau.
$27.00

Saved by Beauty, Adventures of an American Romantic in Iran

IRN101
Roger Housden
Broadway Books
2011
290
0307587746
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
From the bustle of modern Tehran to the paradise gardens of Shiraz and mosques and palaces of Isfahan, Housden captures the spirit of the people he meets across Iran.
$24.00

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The Afghan Amulet Travels from the Hindu Kush

CAS164
Sheila Paine
St. Martins
2006
304
1845112431
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
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Paine's travelogue is an epic quest through the Europe, central and southern Asia, inspired by a mysterious amulet.
$21.00