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Were the Assyrians at Ecbatana?

Were the Assyrians at Ecbatana? I.N. Medvedskaya The historical geography of Media of the 9th-7th century B.C. presents one of the most complicated problems in the history of the Ancient Near East. The toponyms of Media testified by Assyrian sources do not coincide with the later Median toponyms of the Achaemenid period known to Ancient […]

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gender representations in Kurdish urban society

Black-white man, white-red woman: gender representations in Kurdish urban society Andrea Fischer-Tahir The paper examines cultural representations of gender in Iraqi Kurdistan in the context of colors as social symbols of “masculinity” and “femininity”. Exploring the colors white, red and black as examples, the paper argues that the exchange of representations mirrors relations of power […]

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Zhila Husseini

Zhila Husseini Born in Saqgiz, Iranian Kurdistan, in 1964, she published only one poetry collection titled “The growth of love,” in 1985. She died in a car accident on September 26, 1996. Another collection of poems, short stories and other writings was published posthumously in 1998 under the title, “The castle of secrets.” DEATH OF […]

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The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq

The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq Robert Kennedy George Packer, The Assassins’ Gate. America In Iraq. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2005. 467 pp. Any attempt at a comprehensive account of the Iraq War risks rapid obsolescence, particularly if the author draws upon fresh history to tender confident predictions that do not come to […]

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Aesthetic aspects in the poetry of Mala-ye Jaziri

Aesthetic aspects in the poetry of Mala-ye Jaziri Farhad Shakely THE POET’S LIFE The life of the Kurdish Sufi poet Mala-ye Jaziri has been a matter of dispute amongst the biographers and writers of Kurdish literary history since the mid-nineteenth century. The gap between the earliest and the latest dates given for the poet’s birth […]