Editors' Introduction: Palimpsestic Genocide in Kurdistan

  title={Editors' Introduction: Palimpsestic Genocide in Kurdistan},
  author={Elisa von Joeden-Forgey and Thomas McGee},
  journal={Genocide Studies International},
  pages={1 - 9}
The Kurdish-inhabited lands of the Middle East—spanning territories in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey as well as the Caucasus—have hosted a complex ethno-religious mosaic of civilizations since ancient times. The region’s fertile soils bear witness to cen­ turies of social cohesion and intercommunal harmony, punctuated by persecution, war, genocide, and atrocity committed against its peoples by internal and external historical agents. In the modern era, genocidal strategies have been employed… 
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