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Author Scham, Sandra Arnold, author.

Title Extremism, Ancient and Modern : Insurgency, Terror and Empire in the Middle East / Sandra Scham.

Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource
Contents part, Section 1 -- Narrativity, agency and emplotment / Scham Sandra -- chapter Prologue -- The Middle East and me / Scham Sandra -- chapter The Passion will play -- Narrativity and resistance / Scham Sandra -- chapter Gunpowder, treason and emplotment -- Narrative and agency / Scham Sandra -- part, Section 2 -- Tragic emplotments / Scham Sandra -- chapter "The fanged serpents of the mountain" -- Kurdish separatism in the context of the ancient past / Scham Sandra -- chapter "A true people like so many others the world has seen" -- Bedouin resistance past and present / Scham Sandra -- chapter "Their hearts were confident, full of their plans" -- Philistines and Palestinians / Scham Sandra -- part, Section 3 -- Romantic emplotments / Scham Sandra -- chapter "There was no king in Israel" -- Early Israel in settler movement narratives / Scham Sandra -- chapter "Realm like his was never won by mortal king" -- Huthis, Himyarites and hard-lines / Scham Sandra -- chapter "Our place here is but a deception" -- Al-Andalus in modern Islamic ideology / Scham Sandra -- chapter Epilogue -- "Those who do not remember history are condemned to retweet it" 1 / Scham Sandra.
Summary "Near Eastern Archaeology is generally represented as a succession of empires with little attention paid to the individuals, labelled as terrorists at the time, that brought them down. Their stories, when viewed against the backdrop of current violent extremism in the Middle East, can provide a unique long-term perspective. Extremism, Ancient and Modern brings long-forgotten pasts to bear on the narratives of radical groups today, recognizing the historical bases and specific cultural contexts for their highly charged ideologies. The author, with expertise in Middle Eastern archaeology and counter terrorism work, provides a unique viewpoint on a relatively under-researched subject. This timely volume will interest a wide readership, from undergraduate and graduate students of archaeology, history and politics, to a general audience with an interest in the deep historical narratives of extremism and their impact on today's political climate. "--Provided by publisher.
Subject Politics and culture.
Radicalism -- Middle East -- History.
Terrorism -- Middle East.
ISBN 9781315225326 (e-book : PDF)
9781351846530 (e-book: Mobi)
9780415788397 (paperback)
9780415788403 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315225326