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The Resource Burning country : Syrians in revolution and war, Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, (electronic resource)

Burning country : Syrians in revolution and war, Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, (electronic resource)

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Burning country : Syrians in revolution and war
Title
Burning country
Title remainder
Syrians in revolution and war
Statement of responsibility
Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 2011, Syrians took to the streets to demand the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a war-zone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to go. Burning Country explores the reality of life in present-day Syria. Drawn from over fifteen years of work with the people of Syria, it reveals the stories of opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and many others. Examining new grassroots revolutionary organisations, the rise of ISIS and Islamism, and the emergence of the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, Burning Country is a vivid account of a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare. -- from back cover
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YDXCP
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Yassin-Kassab, Robin
Dewey number
322.42095691
LC call number
DS98.6
LC item number
.Y37 2016
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Al-Shami, Leila
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  • Assad, Bashar
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Civil War (Syria : 2011-)
  • Politics and government
  • Bürgerkrieg in Syrien
  • Syria
Summary expansion
In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone and many worry that the country is on the brink of collapse."Burning Country" explores the complicated reality of life in present-day Syria withunprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first-hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and courageous human rights activists. Yassin-Kassab and Al-Shami expertly interweave these stories with an incisive analysis of the militarization of the uprising, the rise of the Islamists and sectarian warfare, and the role of Syria s government in exacerbating the brutalization of the conflict. Through these accounts and a broad range of secondary source material, the authors persuasively argue that the international community has failed in its stated commitments to support the Syrian opposition movements.Covering ISIS and Islamism, regional geopolitics, new grassroots revolutionary organizations, and the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, "Burning Country" is a vivid and groundbreaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare."
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Burning country : Syrians in revolution and war, Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-257) and index
Contents
Revolution from above -- Bashaar's first decade -- Revolution from below -- The grassroots -- Militarisation and liberation -- Scorched earth : the rise of the Islamisms -- Dispossession and exile -- Culture revolutionised -- The failure of the elites -- The start of solidarity -- Epilogue : October 2015
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001755079
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780745336275
Lccn
2017286184
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001755079
Label
Burning country : Syrians in revolution and war, Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-257) and index
Contents
Revolution from above -- Bashaar's first decade -- Revolution from below -- The grassroots -- Militarisation and liberation -- Scorched earth : the rise of the Islamisms -- Dispossession and exile -- Culture revolutionised -- The failure of the elites -- The start of solidarity -- Epilogue : October 2015
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001755079
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780745336275
Lccn
2017286184
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001755079

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