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The religious roots of the Syrian conflict : the remaking of the Fertile Crescent

Author: Mark Tomass
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series: Twenty-first century perspectives on war, peace, and human conflict.
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"Exploring both the historical origins of Syria's religious sects and their present-day dominance of the Syrian social scene, The Religious Roots of the Syrian Conflict identifies these groups' distinct beliefs and relates how the actions of the religious authorities and political entrepreneurs acting on behalf of their particular sects expose them to sectarian violence, culminating in the dissolution of the
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Tomass, Mark, 1961-
Religious roots of the Syrian conflict.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
(DLC) 2015027216
(OCoLC)918877379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Tomass
ISBN: 9781137525710 1137525711
OCLC Number: 946357925
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The significance of religious identity --
2. The Fertile Crescent meets the Muslim Arabs --
3. Formation of the Jewish identity --
4. Formation of Christian sectarian identities --
5. Formation of Muslim sectarian identities --
6. The Islamization of the Fertile Crescent --
7. Social and psychological origins of religious conflict --
8. The New Media and the Islamic Awakening --
9. From the Arab Spring to the revolt of the Sunna --
10. The remaking of the Fertile Crescent --
11. Aleppo War photographs, 2012-14.
Series Title: Twenty-first century perspectives on war, peace, and human conflict.
Responsibility: Mark Tomass.

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