Who Are the Yezidis?: The History and Genocide of an Ancient People

Author: Shammo, Qader
Year:2017
Pages:60
ISBN:1-4955-0594-4
978-1-4955-0594-2
Price:59.95
The subject of this book is the Yezidis, a small group people whose historic and current stronghold is the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, particularly in the area of the Sinjar mountains. The Yezidi have a unique history and religious customs that distinguish them from the other groups living in Iraq. They been gone through periods of marginalization and oppression for these unique beliefs.

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"Throughout their history, the Yezidis have gone through periods of marginalization and oppression. They have been subjected to the Islamic rule of numerous regimes since the 7th century. Common in all eras is the fact that Yezidis did not have equal rights of citizenship. The main reason for these persecutions was their socio-religious identity."

Table of Contents

The History of the Yezidis and their Ancient Origin

Introduction

Who are the Yezidis

Yezidis throughout History

Origin of the Religion and Beliefs

Etymology

Religious and Cultural Traditions

Historical Persecutions

Demographics

Conclusion

Epilogue

Bibliography