Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

what is the royal family of kurds?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Although the war economy retarded the consolidation of the Kurds as a nation, the destruction and suffering stimulated a political consciousness that was unprecedented in the region. The emerged first in the realms of language and literature when, in the 16th century, Kurdish ulema the monopoly of Arabic and Persian languages over literary production. In 1597, Sharaf Khan, prince of the powerful Bidlis principality, compiled the first history of the Kurdistan, Sharafnameh. Although written in Persian, this text presents historical data on the degree of independence enjoyed by different Kurdish states. Thus, the first chapter is about dynasties that enjoyed the privilege of royalty; the second deals with rulers who did not claim royalty but sometimes struck coin and had khutba (Friday prayer sermons) recited in their names, and so forth."

    "This national feeling, distinct from tribal and local

    attachments, was voiced by both individuals and the masses of the people:

    a)The prince of Bitlis, Sharaf al-Din Bidlisi, wrote the

    first history of the Kurds in 1597 [i.e exactly 400 years ago]. His purpose, he noted in the introduction, was to save the story of the lives of great princes from oblivion. The book covers all parts of Kurdistan though, significantly, the material is not presented on the basis of geographical domain or tribal

    groupings. The chapters are, rather, arranged on the basis of the degree of independence enjoyed by each principality.

    The first chapter is about the dynasties that enjoyed the privilege of royalty; the second deals with those who have not claimed royalty but have sometimes struck coin and had khutba recited in their name both were criteria for independent rule); the

    third is about the families of hereditary governors (hukkam vaumara) and the last is on his own principality. The author complained about the disunity of the Kurds ~. 31) but praised the princes of Cizire who united to fight their enemies and were,

    in this respect, unique in Kurdistan (p. 157)"

    "The Marwanid princes' dynasty ruled then on the vast province of Diyar Bakr, from 372-478 h./983-1085 to AD.

    How finding again their brilliant deats, their suzerain power, their ardent glory, their heroïc legend ? They lived a time where youth, audace, skill, cleverness, spared to found a new state, a bright dynasty..."

    Please see the third link for more details.

  • 1 decade ago

    Kurdistan hasn't had a "royal" since an independent state emerged, briefly, in the 10th century, the Kurdish state of Marwaniden. However this didn't unite all Kurds and it was short lived, absorbed by invading Oguz Turks. Kurds had rulers, but they were subservient to the much larger Arab, Ottoman, Persian, Safawidian, Mongol, Armenian, Macedonian, Byzantine, Roman and other empire builders. The last time all of the Kurds were ruled by a single "Kurdish" state was the Median (predecessor of Kurds) Empire, but this ended in the 7th Century BC. Any royal family that survived in the two and a half millenia since have played only a role as pawn in the feudal system that finally collapsed with Ottoman rule.

  • 1 decade ago

    To my knowledge there has never been a Kurdish royal family. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.


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