Selected References: 


Our most important sources of information were the people of the Munzur Valley, with whom we had countless conversations and occasionally interviewed more formally. Here are some of the textual resources to which we referred: 


Deniz, Dilsah: Myths and Masculinity Constructions of the Alleviate Faith in Dersim

Dissard, Laurent: From Shining Icons of Progress to Contested Infrastructures: “Damming” the Munzur Valley in Eastern Turkey 

Dissard, Laurent: Dams In The Munzur Valley

Human Rights Watch/Helsinki: Turkey's Failed Policy To Aid The Forcibly Displaced In The Southeast

Jongerden, Joost, Jacob van Etten and Hugo de Vos: Forest Burning as a Counterinsurgency Strategy in Eastern Turkey

Ketsemanian, Varak: Dersim: A Facet of the Silent Revolution in Turkey  

Kharatyan, Hranush: The search for identity in Dersim Part 2: the Alevized Armenians in Dersim

Kieser, Hans-Lukas: Case Study: Dersim Massacre, 1937-1938

Kilic, Abdullah and Ayça Örer: The Upper Echelons of the State in Dersim as translated by Tim Drayton.

Moosa, Matti: Armenian Elements in the Beliefs of the Kizilbash Kurds 

Schubel, Vernon: “When the Prophet Went on the Miraç He Saw a Lion on the Road,” from the book The Prophet's Ascension: Cross-Cultural Encounters with the Islamic Mi'raj Tales.

Shankland, David:  The Alevis in Turkey: The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition 

Shindeldecker, John: Turkish Alevis Today

Tee, Caroline:  Holy Lineages, Migration and Reformulation of Alevi Tradition: a study of the Derviş Cemal Ocak from Erzincan 

Van Bruinessen, Martin: Forced Evacuations And Destruction Of Villages In Dersim (Tunceli), And Western Bingöl, Turkish Kurdistan, September-November 1994

Van Bruinessen, Martin: The Suppression of the Dersim Rebellion in Turkey (1937-38)

Watts, Nicole: Relocating Dersim: Turkish State-Building and Kurdish Resistance, 1931-1938

White, Paul Joseph and Joost Jongerden, eds.: Turkey’s Alevi Enigma: A Comprehensive Overview

Zeidan, David: The Alevi Of Anatolia