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By Martin Strohmeier

This paintings covers the discourse on Kurdishness and the improvement of the Kurdish nationwide stream from its inception on the finish of the nineteenth century to the overdue Thirties. It examines the efforts of aspiring Kurdish leaders to "awaken" their fellow Kurds to the need of the Kurdish reason.

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He shares Bruinessen’s reservations about the text, which is known only in its English translation. Possibly, the “worldview of the translator” affected the nationalist tenor of the statement. 22 Nikitine (1975), p. 189. 23 Duguid (1973), p. 142. 24 Ende (1984), p. 81: “Among the political and intellectual leaders in the Ottoman Empire in the last years of the 19th century it was common to view European pol­ icy of the time towards Islam in general and Turkey in particular, in a historical parallel to the crusades.

24 Bruinessen (1992), pp. 35–36, also states that Kurdish students until the 20th century studied Kurdish authors, including Khànì, at the medreses. 25 For different versions of the narrative compare Makas (1979), and the more modern tellings upon which Alan Ward (1961) and Lescot/Wentzel (1980) based their narratives. 26 The author describes the song schools to which youths with fine voices were sent to learn the epic tradition from masters who themselves had learned the poems orally: Mann (1906), pp.

The elder, 'O∆màn, proclaimed him­ self pasha and apparently profited from the memory of his father’s rule. The majority of the tribes supported the emir who quickly asserted such prerogatives of his father as having the khu†ba read in his name. 10 That their attempt was not crowned with success did not deflect the energies of their brothers and nephews to sustain the Bedir Khàn’s aura. Some of them later tried to cast their ancestor in the role of the first Kurdish nationalist leader,11 but there is nothing to suggest that the Bedir Khàn rebellion represented a divergence from tradi­ tional efforts to resist central authority, or that a sense of Kurdishness inpired these activities.

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