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:
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
Van Bruinessen, Martin: The Suppression of the Dersim Rebellion in Turkey (1937-38)
White, Paul Joseph and Joost Jongerden, eds.: Turkey’s Alevi Enigma: A Comprehensive Overview
Zeidan, David: The Alevi Of Anatolia