Kurdistan at the turn of the 20th century_2


Dr Marcin Rzepka

Kurdistan at the turn of the 20th century: transformation, conversion, translation. Part 2


The intensive contacts between Kurds and Western missionaries in the 19th century resulted in significant cultural and social changes, which developed new concept of identity, highly hybridized “liquid identity” , it also determined growth of new cultural values and self-awareness of both Kurds and missionaries. To exemplify such contacts and changes the terms as transformation, conversion (e.g. Said Kurdistani) and translation (Gospel) are going to be used.