Milete min Êzîd. The Uniqueness of the Yezidi Concept of the Nation

Artur Rodziewicz

Abstrakt

Both the current increasing nationalistic discourse of the Yezidis and the discussion about their “Kurdishness” result from the growing political significance of the Kurds and the inclusion of the Yezidis into the geopolitical game in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. The paper concerns the traditional Yezidi understanding of their millet, still valid, but starting to change, which is based on the mystical and metaphysical ideas incompatible with the approach preferred by contemporary political science.

Słowa kluczowe: Yezidis, Kurds, nationalism, millet, Sunna, Quraysh, Umayyads
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