Arab Ethnonyms (‘Ajam, ‘Arab, Badū and Turk): The Kurdish Case as a Paradigm for Thinking about Differences in the Middle Ages

@article{James2014ArabE,
  title={Arab Ethnonyms (‘Ajam, ‘Arab, Badū and Turk): The Kurdish Case as a Paradigm for Thinking about Differences in the Middle Ages},
  author={B. James},
  journal={Iranian Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={47},
  pages={683 - 712}
}
  • B. James
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Iranian Studies
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