The destruction of cultural property as a weapon of war: ISIS in Syria and Iraq

“This book aims to advance the understanding of cultural property and its significance in the overall strategy for anti-terrorism and peace building. As the author argues, ISIS’ orchestrated destruction and theft of cultural property has become a tactic of war. Through a historical and legal analysi...

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Main Author: Turku, Helga (Author)
Format: Electronic/Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2018
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Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: 59 A 7395
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Summary:“This book aims to advance the understanding of cultural property and its significance in the overall strategy for anti-terrorism and peace building. As the author argues, ISIS’ orchestrated destruction and theft of cultural property has become a tactic of war. Through a historical and legal analysis, this book highlights new features in the pathology of a radical group’s behavior toward cultural objects as part of their horror campaign. Using constructivist ideas, it explains the importance of cultural property in the context of short-term and long-term security and analyses the evolution of laws and policies to protect it.” (Publisher's description)
Physical Description:xi, 207 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9783319572819
9783319861227
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-57282-6