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Burning country : Syrians in revolution and war

Author: Robin Yassin-Kassab; Leila Al-Shami
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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"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 war zone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to report on life in this devastated land. Burning Country explores the horrific and complicated reality of life in present-day Syria with unprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first hand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Bashar Assad; Bashar Assad
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Yassin-Kassab; Leila Al-Shami
ISBN: 9780745337845 0745337848 9780745337821 0745337821
OCLC Number: 1001935821
Notes: Previous edition published 2016.
Awards: Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist, 2017
Description: xiv, 289 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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 --
Syria dismantled.
Other Titles: Syrians in revolution and war
Responsibility: Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami.

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A vivid look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare.  Read more...

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'By far the best account of the Syrian uprising yet' -- Dr. Yasser Munif, Professor of sociology at Emerson College, co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution 'For Read more...

 
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