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Title: Ridpath's Universal history : an account of the origin, primitive condition and ethnic development of the great races of mankind, and of the principal events in the evolution and progress of the civilized life among men and nations, from recent and authentic sources with a preliminary inquiry on the time, place and manner of the beginning
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900
Subjects: World history
Publisher: Cincinnati : Jones
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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SCENE IN KURDISTAN.—Route uy the ARAXES.-Drawn by T. Taylor, from a photograph. THE ARAMAEANS.—MODERN KURDS. 221 greatly modified, descendants of tlieancient Assyrians. We may be surethat in the vicissitudes of history andduring the time of the Roman ascend-ency they gathered up whatever re-mained of the ethnic life of the greatAssyrian peoples, whose political nation-ality was destroyed by the Medes. The country now occupied by the miles. The population has of late yearsbeen tolerably well determined for theseveral Turkish pashalics and for thePersian provinces. The latter containa population of about seven hundred andfifty thousand, and the former one mil-lion five hundred thousand, making atotal of two million two hundred andfifty thousand.
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PASTORAL KURDS—TYPES.—Drawn by F. Courboier, from a photograph. Kurdish race is partly within the limits of the Persian empire, and partly within the dominions of Turkey. Extent and gen-eral character of The country cxtcnds from about the parallel of thirty-four to thirty-nine north, and from themeridian of thirty-nine to forty-seveneast from Greenwich. The area isapproximately forty thousand square The modern Kurds are divided intotwo classes: those who continue the pas-toral and migratory habit The Kurds di-of life, and those who have ^^^^^become sedentary in towns ^^^y tribes.and villages. The uplands and moun-tainous districts of Mesopotamia aremostly occupied by the nomads, whilealong the river courses, particularly on

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