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Minorities in the Middle East : a history of struggle and self-expression

Author: Mordechai Nisan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The struggle for independence by minorities in the Middle East (those people who are non-Arab or non-Muslim) is affecting the political climate around the world. War and terrorism are threatening the safety of many minority communities and repression of minorities still remains standard state policy in some countries. This updated and revised edition of the 1991 original ("impressive"--Choice;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Nisan, Mordechai.
Minorities in the Middle East.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2002
(OCoLC)608614064
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mordechai Nisan
ISBN: 0786413751 9780786413751
OCLC Number: 49902149
Description: ix, 341 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the Middle Eastern mosaic --
Kurds: a legacy of struggle and suffering --
Berbers: between rebellion and submission --
Baluch: from obscurity to geostrategic importance --
Druzes: freedom without independence --
ʻAlawites: to power and the unknown --
Copts: from majority people to minority religion --
Armenians: talent, tragedy, and territorial loss --
Assyrians: an ancient people, a perennial struggle --
Maronites: sophistication and missed opportunities --
Sudanese Christians: tribulations and war in Black Africa --
Jews: Zionist achievement, lingering question --
Jews, Israel, and the minorities. The Middle Eastern mosaic --
States and nations --
Minorities in the Middle East --
The debate about minorities --
Principles and means of conict resolution --
Muslim minorities --
Kurds --
Berbers --
Baluch --
Heterodox Muslim minorities --
Druzes --
ʻAlawites --
Christian minorities --
Copts --
Armenians --
Assyrians --
Maronites --
Sudanese Christians --
Jews, Israel, and other Middle Eastern minorities --
Zionist achievement --
Judaism --
Toward Jewish independence --
Jews, Israel, and the minorities --
Elusiveness of political rule.
Responsibility: Mordechai Nisan.

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A study of all the indigenous peoples of the Middle East. Pressed to persist in a threatening environment, these minorities (including Kurds, Berbers, Baluchi, Druzes, 'Alawites, Armenians,  Read more...

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