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ISIS : a history

Author: Fawaz A Gerges
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2016
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fawaz A Gerges
ISBN: 9780691170008 0691170002
OCLC Number: 1056207147
Notes: Índice
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Government & Politics 2017
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2016
Description: xiii, 368 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Down the Rabbit Hole and into the History of ISIS 1 1 The World According to ISIS 23 2 Where ISIS Came From: Zarqawi to Baghdadi 50 3 How Broken Iraqi Politics Fueled the Revival of ISIS 98 4 Baghdadi's Evolution: From Invisible to Infamous 129 5 Baathists and ISIS Jihadists: Who Converted Whom? 144 6 How the Syrian War Empowered ISIS 170 7 Misappropriating the Arab Spring Uprisings 202 8 ISIS versus Al Qaeda: Redefi ning Jihad and the Transition from the Global to the Local 222 Conclusion: The Future of ISIS 260 Notes 295 Index 353
Responsibility: Fawaz A. Gerges.


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ISIS and a good primer for understanding

by jbmaxwell (WorldCat user published 2018-06-02) Excellent Permalink

This book is comprehensive, well developed and a good read.  It avoids sensationalism and partisan editorials.  I found that this book is a fantastic benchmark through which to read, understand and appreciate other writings on the subject.  If this is read first, you will find other...
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