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By David J. Wasserstein

A medieval Islam historian’s incisive portrait of ISIS, revealing the group’s deep ideological and highbrow roots within the earliest days of Islam

With super pace, the Islamic nation has moved from the margins to the heart of lifestyles within the heart East. regardless of contemporary setbacks, its skill to beat and maintain large swaths of territory has confirmed its skillful tactical maneuvering, ambition, and endurance. but we nonetheless be aware of too little approximately ISIS, rather approximately its deeper ideology.
 
during this eye-opening ebook, David J. Wasserstein bargains a penetrating research of the flow, having a look heavily on the thousand-year-old type of Islamic apocalyptic messianism the gang attracts upon this day. He indicates how ISIS isn't just an army and political stream but in addition, and essentially, a spiritual one with a coherent worldview, a patent method, and a transparent target: the new edition of a medieval caliphate. Connecting the group’s day by day actions and the writings and sayings of its leaders with the medieval Islamic earlier, Wasserstein offers an insightful and unheard of viewpoint at the origins and aspirations of the Islamic State.

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