Being Ezidi in the Middle East

Suvari Ç. C.

in: Understanding Religious Violence: Radicalism and Terrorism in Religion Explored via Six Case Studies, Dingley James,Mollica Marcello, Editor, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, London, pp.195-212, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • City: London
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-212
  • Editors: Dingley James,Mollica Marcello, Editor
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This book addresses the problem of religiously based conflict and violence via six case studies. It stresses particularly the structural and relational aspects of religion as providing a sense of order and a networked structure that enables people to pursue quite prosaic and earthly concerns. The book examines how such concerns link material and spiritual salvation into a holy alliance. As such, whilst the religions concerned may be different, they address the same problems and provide similar explanations for meaning, success, and failure in life. Each author has conducted their own field-work in the religiously based conflict regions they discuss, and together the collection offers perspectives from a variety of different national backgrounds and disciplines.