Narratives of the History of the Ottoman-Kurdish Bedirhani-Family in Ottoman and Post-imperial Contexts: Continuities and Changes


Duration of the project: 2013 bis 2016 (36 months)

Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Researcher: Barbara Henning, MA


This study of the collective biography of an Ottoman-Kurdish notable family, the Bedirhanis, investigates continuities and ruptures between Ottoman and post-imperiale contexts and sheds light on conceptions of the self, on opportunity structures and interpretations of reality among members of the Ottoman-Kurdish elite in a period of change and transformation (1876 to 1940).


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