Yezidis in Syria : Identity Building among a Double Minority, Hardback Book

Yezidis in Syria : Identity Building among a Double Minority Hardback


Yezidis in Syria: Identity Building among a Double Minority traces the development of Yezidi identity on the margins of Syria's minority context.

This little known group is connected to the community's main living area in northern Iraq, but evolved as a separate identity group in the context of Syria's colonial, national, and revolutionary history.

Always on the bottom of the socio-economic hierarchy, the two sub-groups located in the Kurdagh and the Jezira experience a period of sociological and theological renewal in their quest for a recognized and protected status in the new Syria.

In this book, Sebastian Maisel transmits and analyzes the Yezidi perspective on Syria's policies towards ethnic and religious minorities.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 204 pages, 15 Tables, unspecified; 3 Maps; 6 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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  • Category: Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
  • ISBN: 9780739177747

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