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The Resource ISIS : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges

ISIS : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges

Label
ISIS : a history
Title
ISIS
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Fawaz A. Gerges
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions as he provides a unique history of the rise and growth of ISIS. Moving beyond journalistic accounts, Fawaz Gerges provides a clear and compelling account of the deeper conditions that fuel ISIS. The book describes how ISIS emerged in the chaos of Iraq following the 2003 U.S. invasion, how the group was strengthened by the suppression of the Arab Spring and by the war in Syria, and how ISIS seized leadership of the jihadist movement from Al Qaeda. Part of a militant Sunni revival, ISIS claims its goals are to resurrect a caliphate and rid "Islamic lands" of all Shia and other minorities. In contrast to Al Qaeda, ISIS initially focused on the "near enemy" -- Shia, the Iraqi and Syrian regimes, and secular, pro-Western states in the Middle East. But in a tactical shift ISIS has now taken responsibility for spectacular attacks in Europe and other places beyond the Middle East, making it clear that the group is increasingly interested in targeting the "far enemy" as well. Ultimately, the book shows how decades of dictatorship, poverty, and rising sectarianism in the Middle East, exacerbated by foreign intervention, led to the rise of ISIS -- and why addressing those problems is the only way to ensure its end. An authoritative introduction to arguably the most important conflict in the world today, this is an essential book for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the social turmoil and political violence ravaging the Arab-Islamic world."--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
363.325
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
G47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
ISIS : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Down the rabbit hole and into the history of ISIS -- The world according to ISIS -- Where ISIS came from : Zarqawi to Baghdadi -- How broken Iraqi politics fueled the revival of ISIS -- Baghdadi's evolution : from invisible to infamous -- Baathists and ISIS Jihadists : who converted whom? -- How the Syrian War empowered ISIS -- Misappropriating the Arab Spring uprisings -- ISIS versus Al Qaeda : redefining Jihad and the transition from the global to the local -- Conclusion: The future of ISIS
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780691170008
Lccn
2015956950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)926820327
  • 1038200
  • (OCoLC)ocn926820327
  • 1038200
Label
ISIS : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Down the rabbit hole and into the history of ISIS -- The world according to ISIS -- Where ISIS came from : Zarqawi to Baghdadi -- How broken Iraqi politics fueled the revival of ISIS -- Baghdadi's evolution : from invisible to infamous -- Baathists and ISIS Jihadists : who converted whom? -- How the Syrian War empowered ISIS -- Misappropriating the Arab Spring uprisings -- ISIS versus Al Qaeda : redefining Jihad and the transition from the global to the local -- Conclusion: The future of ISIS
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780691170008
Lccn
2015956950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)926820327
  • 1038200
  • (OCoLC)ocn926820327
  • 1038200

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