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E395 | Zones of autonomy and resistance make up the region historically called Kurdistan - areas that can include parts of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Armenia - depending on whom you ask. This region, whose territory spans the boundaries of nation-states created after the First World War, continues to host conflict between powerful states and their opponents. Who ruled these areas in the past, and how did they become the rebel lands they are today? In this, episode we speak with Metin Atmaca about the rise and fall of Kurdish emirs who ruled in the Ottoman-Iranian borderlands, from their rise in the 1500s to their fall in the 1850s. We also discuss the afterlife of the Kurdish dynastic families who, in exile, re-invented themselves as political leaders, bureaucrats, and rebels in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman world. More at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/12/ottoman-kurdistan.html Metin Atmaca is Assistant Professor at the History Department at Social Sciences University of Ankara. His work deals with the history of the Ottoman-Iranian frontier with a special focus on the Kurdish supra-tribal political structures and religio-political leadership in Ottoman Iraq. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Markaz-i Dāirat al-Maʻārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī (Center for Great Encyclopaedia of Islam) in Tehran in the summers of 2017 and 2018 and Centre d'Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques in École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 2015-16. Matthew Ghazarian is a Ph.D. Candidate in Columbia University's Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, African Studies. His research focuses on the intersections of sectarianism, humanitarianism, and famine in central and eastern Anatolia between 1839 and 1893. CREDITS Episode No. 395
Release Date: 29 December 2018
Recording Location: Ankara
Audio editing by Matthew Ghazarian
Music: "Gede Dino" by Şeroyê Biro and Şebabê Egid and "Keleşo" by Dengê Jinên Kurd
Images, music, and bibliography courtesy of Metin Atmaca available at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/12/ottoman-kurdistan.html. . .
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