The Yaresan : a Sociological, Historical and Religio-Historical Study of a Kurdish Community, Berlin: Klaus Schwarz (Journal: Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Bd. 63), 1990.
“Yaresan” and “Ahl-e Haqq” are the names of an important community concentrated in south Kurdistan. In spite of its importance, very little is known about this community. For this reason the existing information, although inadequate, has been extensively used by social scientist, including sociologists. But a sociological case study of the community does not exist. Therefore there will be many questions regarding this community which are yet to be answered.
In the present investigation, which is the first general study of this community, attempts are made to draw an overall picture of the community and present some outlines for future studies.
The study focus on three basic questions regarding the community:
- The most important is to find out who the people are
- The second question investigates the contexts in which the community was born. This question concerns the past existence and the factors which contributed to its emergence.
The third question will be an extension of the above two and will look at the factors which have contributed to the survival of the community.
Joyce Blau, in: Bulletin Critique des Annales Islamologiques, 9, 1992, pp. 193-195.
FerencFerenc Szatmári, in: Acta Hungaria, XLVII. 1994, pp. 218-220.
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(Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis-Sommersemester 07- Islamwissenschaft und Neuere Orientalische Philologie). Cf. University of Uppsala (Institutionen for lingvistik och filologi):
University of Bern (Kurse Philosophisch-historische Fakultät):