Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream
Omarkhali, Khanna
series: Studies in Oriental Religions
volume: 068
pages/dimensions: XXXVIII., 413 pages, 17 ill., 10 tables, 24,0 x 17,0 cm
language: English
binding: gebunden
weight: 1000
publishing date: 1. Auflage 06.2014
price info: 78,00 Eur[D] / 80,20 Eur[A] / 105,00 CHF
ISBN: 978-3-447-10125-7
   78,00 Eur
Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream, edited by Khanna Omarkhali, represents an account of the various religious milieus flourishing beyond the Islamic mainstream in all parts of Kurdistan. The miscellany describes how the religious minority groups operate within the Kurdish regions, which themselves have been subject to numerous conflicts and social as well as political transformations at the turn of the 21st century. This volume emphasizes recent developments affecting these communities, in particular their social and religious lives. Six chapters are dedicated to the Ahl-e Haqq (Yarisan/ Kaka’is), Yezidis, Alevis, the Haqqa and Khaksar Sufi traditions, the Shabaks, as well as to the Jewish and Christian communities in Kurdistan. The anthology includes three indices and a glossary of religious terms appearing in the volume.