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Boko Haram : the history of an African jihadist movement, Alexander Thurston

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Boko Haram : the history of an African jihadist movement
Title
Boko Haram
Title remainder
the history of an African jihadist movement
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Thurston
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on sources in Arabic and Hausa, rare documents, propaganda videos, press reports, and interviews with experts in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger, Alexander Thurston sheds new light on Boko Haram's development. He shows that the group, far from being a simple or static terrorist organization, has evolved in its worldview and ideology in reaction to events. Chief among these has been Boko Haram's escalating war with the Nigerian state and civilian vigilantes. The book closely examines both the behavior and beliefs that are the keys to understanding Boko Haram. Putting the group's violence in the context of the complex religious and political environment of Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, the book examines how Boko Haram relates to states, politicians, Salafis, Sufis, Muslim civilians, and Christians. It also probes Boko Haram's international connections, including its loose former ties to al-Qaida and its 2015 pledge of allegiance to ISIS"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thurston, Alexander
Dewey number
363.32509669
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.N62
LC item number
B68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boko Haram
  • Terrorist organizations
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Jihad
  • Islam and politics
Label
Boko Haram : the history of an African jihadist movement, Alexander Thurston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The lifeworld of Muhammad Yusuf -- Preaching exclusivism, playing politics -- "Chaos is worse than killing" -- Total war in northeastern Nigeria -- Same war, new actors -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn979534100
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780691172248
Lccn
2017013034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027648246
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691172248
  • (OCoLC)979534100
Label
Boko Haram : the history of an African jihadist movement, Alexander Thurston
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The lifeworld of Muhammad Yusuf -- Preaching exclusivism, playing politics -- "Chaos is worse than killing" -- Total war in northeastern Nigeria -- Same war, new actors -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn979534100
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780691172248
Lccn
2017013034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027648246
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691172248
  • (OCoLC)979534100

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