The Kurds: A Concise History and Fact Book Paperback – 27 Oct 1992 by Mehrdad Izady  PREFACE Since before the dawn of recorded history the mountainous lands of the northern Middle East have been home to a distinct people whose cultural tradition is one of the most authentic and original in...

It has long been suggested by many scholars that Kassites were, at least partially, ancestors of the Kurds. They base this claim on historical migrations, and the fact that after having conquered Mesopotamia, renamed their empire to ”Karduniash” (land of Kardun)....