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The Resource Murder in Amsterdam : liberal Europe, Islam and the limits of tolerance, Ian Buruma

Murder in Amsterdam : liberal Europe, Islam and the limits of tolerance, Ian Buruma

Label
Murder in Amsterdam : liberal Europe, Islam and the limits of tolerance
Title
Murder in Amsterdam
Title remainder
liberal Europe, Islam and the limits of tolerance
Statement of responsibility
Ian Buruma
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, the son of Moroccan immigrants, killed celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie that "blasphemed" Islam. The murder horrified quiet, complacent, prosperous Holland, a country that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance, and sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Ian Buruma returned to his native Netherlands to try to make sense of it all and to see what larger meaning should and shouldn't be drawn from this story. The result is a true-crime page-turner with the intellectual resonance we've come to expect from this well-regarded journalist and thinker: the exemplary tale of our age, the story of what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West and tolerance finds its limits.--From publisher description
Awards note
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2006.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buruma, Ian
Dewey number
364.152/40892
Index
index present
LC call number
DJ91
LC item number
.B87 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buruma, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gogh, Theo van
  • Netherlands
  • Europe
  • Toleration
  • Toleration
Label
Murder in Amsterdam : liberal Europe, Islam and the limits of tolerance, Ian Buruma
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Murder in Amsterdam : the death of Theo van Gogh and the limits of tolerance. 2006
  • "A Penguin book current events"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) 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
Holy war in Amsterdam -- Thank you, Pim -- The healthy smoker -- A Dutch tragedy -- Submission -- A promising boy -- In memoriam
Control code
ocn166229195
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780143112365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166229195
Label
Murder in Amsterdam : liberal Europe, Islam and the limits of tolerance, Ian Buruma
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Murder in Amsterdam : the death of Theo van Gogh and the limits of tolerance. 2006
  • "A Penguin book current events"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) 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
Holy war in Amsterdam -- Thank you, Pim -- The healthy smoker -- A Dutch tragedy -- Submission -- A promising boy -- In memoriam
Control code
ocn166229195
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780143112365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166229195

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