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The ISIS apocalypse : the history, strategy, and doomsday vision of the Islamic State, William McCants

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The ISIS apocalypse : the history, strategy, and doomsday vision of the Islamic State
Title
The ISIS apocalypse
Title remainder
the history, strategy, and doomsday vision of the Islamic State
Statement of responsibility
William McCants
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Language
eng
Summary
"The so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, has inspired young men and women around the world to commit heinous acts in its name. By the thousands, they have flooded into the Islamic State's vase stronghold in Syria and Iraq, and in nearly every continent they have carried out attacks under its black banner. The Islamic State has become one of the most popular and successful jihadist groups on the planet, surpassing even al-Qaeda. How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more messianic, and more devoted to empire-building than its competitors. The shrewd leaders of the Islamic State combined two of the most powerful yet contradictory ideas in Islam--the return of the Islamic Empire and the end of the world--into a mission and a message that shapes its strategy and inspires its army of zealous fighters. They have defied conventional thinking about how to wage wars and win recruits. Even if the Islamic State is defeated, jihadist terrorism will never be the same. Based almost entirely on primary sources in Arabic--including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few outsiders have seen--The ISIS Apocalypse by William McCants explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophesy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future"--
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1975-
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McCants, William F.
Dewey number
363.3250956
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
M35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IS (Organization)
  • Islamiska staten (organisation)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Jihad
  • Strategy
  • Islamic Empire
  • End of the world
  • Political messianism
  • Middle East
Label
The ISIS apocalypse : the history, strategy, and doomsday vision of the Islamic State, William McCants
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-232) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Raising the Black Flag -- Mahdi and Mismanagement -- Bannermen -- Resurrection and Tribulation -- Sectarian Apocalypse -- Caliphate Reborn -- Conclusion -- Appendices: Sunni Islamic Prophecies of the End Times -- Appendix 1: The Final Days -- Appendix 2: The Victorious Group -- Appendix 3: The Mahdi is Preceded by an Islamic State -- Appendix 4: Twelve Caliphs
Control code
ocn904081714
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781250080905
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99964887475
System control number
(OCoLC)904081714
Label
The ISIS apocalypse : the history, strategy, and doomsday vision of the Islamic State, William McCants
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-232) 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
Raising the Black Flag -- Mahdi and Mismanagement -- Bannermen -- Resurrection and Tribulation -- Sectarian Apocalypse -- Caliphate Reborn -- Conclusion -- Appendices: Sunni Islamic Prophecies of the End Times -- Appendix 1: The Final Days -- Appendix 2: The Victorious Group -- Appendix 3: The Mahdi is Preceded by an Islamic State -- Appendix 4: Twelve Caliphs
Control code
ocn904081714
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781250080905
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99964887475
System control number
(OCoLC)904081714

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