German writer expresses impression about Kurdistan in 18th century in Adventure in Kurdistan17/06/2012 17:07
NETHERLANDS, June 17 (AKnews) - Dutch and German bookstores have issued the book Adventure in Kurdistan by German writer Karl May, who wrote some of his novels on the mountains of Kurdistan and covered the events in the region in the years 1881-1887.
The book was issued by Friedrich Ernst in Freiburg in Germany. The book includes various events in the region, such as the military movements of the Turks in the areas of Kurdistan in Turkey and Iraq, and the role of Kurdish Sheikh Mohammed Amin in defending the Kurds against foreign occupations.
The book also addresses the relationship of Sir David Lindsay with the Kurds - where he found them strong people in defending their existence and their land - and how the colonization of their lands failed. The author mentions the bitter conflict in the provinces of Kurdistan between the Christians and the Muslims.
Writer Karl May devoted his talent and intellect to helping oppressed peoples and the perpetuation of their symbols where he wrote about the genocide against the American Indians. He also wrote about wars in the mountains of Kurdistan and the wars of the Ottoman against the Armenians and Kurds.
It is estimated that about 200 million copies of his works have been sold on a global level, including 100 million in Germany. His books have been translated into more than 50 languages.
May has a wealth of ethnological information which has helped him in narrating his adventures in the Kurdistan Region, Arab countries, among the Persians and Turks, and in East Africa, India and other locations.
His most notable texts include Through the Desert, From Baghdad to Istanbul, Pilgrimage to the Land of the East, The Prince and Mahdi, where he says he analyzes the relationship between Christianity and Islam, as well as the historical relationship between the Arabs, Turks and Kurds.
May acknowledges that some of what was written was the result of philosophical musings in the mountains of Kurdistan.
By Adnan Abu Zaid