The Resource Isis : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges, (eAudiobook)

Isis : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges, (eAudiobook)

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Isis : a history
Title
Isis
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Fawaz A. Gerges
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Narrator
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Genre
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
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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MdPfRBL
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Gerges, Fawaz A
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Bradley Hayes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hayes, Bradley
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Jihad
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • History
  • Audiobooks
  • Middle East
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Label
Isis : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges, (eAudiobook)
Link
https://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501917479
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 40 min.)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781501917479
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Z12210
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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other
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  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ12210
  • 665526
  • 665526
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
Isis : a history, Fawaz A. Gerges, (eAudiobook)
Link
https://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501917479
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 40 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501917479
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z12210
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ12210
  • 665526
  • 665526
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager or RBdigital mobile app
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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