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The Resource Black wave : Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the rivalry that unravelled the Middle East, Kim Ghattas

Black wave : Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the rivalry that unravelled the Middle East, Kim Ghattas

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Black wave : Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the rivalry that unravelled the Middle East
Title
Black wave
Title remainder
Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the rivalry that unravelled the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Kim Ghattas
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Language
eng
Summary
A timely and unprecedented examination of how the modern Middle East unravelled, and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979. 'What happened to us?' For decades, the question has haunted the Arab and Muslim world, heard across Iran and Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and in the author's home country of Lebanon. Was it always so? When did the extremism, intolerance and bloodletting of today displace the region's cultural promise and diversity? In Black Wave, award-winning journalist and author Kim Ghattas argues that the turning point in the modern history of the Middle East can be located in the toxic confluence of three major events in 1979: the Iranian revolution; the siege of the Holy Mosque in Mecca; and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Before this year, Saudi Arabia and Iran had been working allies and twin pillars of US strategy in the region - but the radical legacy of these events made them mortal enemies, unleashing a process that transformed culture, society, religion and geopolitics across the region for decades to come. Drawing on a sweeping cast of characters across seven countries over forty years, Ghattas demonstrates how this rivalry for religious and cultural supremacy has fed intolerance, suppressed cultural expression, encouraged sectarian violence, birthed groups like Hezbollah and ISIS and, ultimately, upended the lives of millions. At once bold and intimate, Black Wave is a remarkable and engrossing story of the Middle East as it has never been told before
Summary
Chronicles decades of rivalry between Saudia Arabia and Iran, linking the 1979 Iranian revolution, American policy changes, distortions in religious expression and the rise of sectarian violence to present-day perceptions about the Middle East
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10844298
Cataloging source
NJB
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Ghattas, Kim
Dewey number
956.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Radicalism
  • Radicalism
  • Islam and politics
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
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the Saudi-Iran wars on religion and culture that destroyed the Middle East
Label
Black wave : Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the rivalry that unravelled the Middle East, Kim Ghattas
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • text
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  • cri
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
PART I. REVOLUTION -- Cassette Revolution -- Today Tehran, Tomorrow Jerusalem -- Bleeding Heart -- Darkness. PART II. COMPETITION -- I Killed the Pharaoh -- No Dupatta -- Kerbala in Beirut -- Shia Kafir -- Mecca is Mine -- Detente -- Black Wave -- Generation 9-11. Part III. WAR -- Cain and Abel -- Fracture -- Surrender -- Counter-Revolution -- Between ISIS and IRGC -- Achilles' Heel -- Murder on the Bosporus
Control code
000066672869
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9781472271105
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020003735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1140936739
Label
Black wave : Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the rivalry that unravelled the Middle East, Kim Ghattas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
PART I. REVOLUTION -- Cassette Revolution -- Today Tehran, Tomorrow Jerusalem -- Bleeding Heart -- Darkness. PART II. COMPETITION -- I Killed the Pharaoh -- No Dupatta -- Kerbala in Beirut -- Shia Kafir -- Mecca is Mine -- Detente -- Black Wave -- Generation 9-11. Part III. WAR -- Cain and Abel -- Fracture -- Surrender -- Counter-Revolution -- Between ISIS and IRGC -- Achilles' Heel -- Murder on the Bosporus
Control code
000066672869
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9781472271105
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020003735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1140936739

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