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ISIS : a history

Author: Fawaz A Gerges
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fawaz A Gerges
ISBN: 0691175799 9780691175799
OCLC Number: 1101372277
Notes: Previous edition: 2016.
Description: xix, 368 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Fawaz A. Gerges.

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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.

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