Positing “not-yet-nationalism”: limits to the impact of nationalism theory on Kurdish historiography

  title={Positing “not-yet-nationalism”: limits to the impact of nationalism theory on Kurdish historiography},
  author={Alexander Maxwell and Timothy Smith},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={771 - 787}
This article examines the impact of nationalism theory, and specifically the theory of national awakening, on Kurdish historiography. Kurdish experts cite several famous nationalism theorists, but seem most impressed by Anthony Smith's model of a singular transformation in which a not-yet-national community becomes a proper nation. Kurdish experts do not always use Smith's terminology, however, and often invoke other scholars in support of the singular transformation model. Kurdish… Expand
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