The Resource Black banners of ISIS : the roots of the new caliphate, David J. Wasserstein

Black banners of ISIS : the roots of the new caliphate, David J. Wasserstein

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Black banners of ISIS : the roots of the new caliphate
Title
Black banners of ISIS
Title remainder
the roots of the new caliphate
Statement of responsibility
David J. Wasserstein
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Language
eng
Summary
A medieval Islam historian's incisive portrait of ISIS, revealing the group's deep ideological and intellectual roots in the earliest days of Islam. With tremendous speed, the Islamic State has moved from the margins to the center of life in the Middle East. Despite recent setbacks, its ability to conquer and retain huge swaths of territory has demonstrated its skillful tactical maneuvering, ambition, and staying power. Yet we still know too little about ISIS, particularly about its deeper ideology. In this eye-opening book, David J. Wasserstein offers a penetrating analysis of the movement, looking closely at the thousand-year-old form of Islamic apocalyptic messianism the group draws upon today. He shows how ISIS is not only a military and political movement but also, and primarily, a religious one with a coherent worldview, a patent strategy, and a clear goal: the re-creation of a medieval caliphate. Connecting the group's day-to-day activities and the writings and sayings of its leaders with the medieval Islamic past, Wasserstein provides an insightful and unprecedented perspective on the origins and aspirations of the Islamic State
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
363.3250956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.I72
LC item number
W37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Black banners of ISIS : the roots of the new caliphate, David J. Wasserstein
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Black banners of ISIS : the roots of the new caliphate, David J. Wasserstein
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-255) 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
Introduction : the Islamic State -- Caliphate -- Administration -- Revenue -- Religion -- Women, and children too -- Christians and Jews and ... -- Apocalypse now -- Conclusion
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ocn972804387
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24 cm
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Extent
xiv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780300228359
Lccn
2017931621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, map
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(OCoLC)972804387

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