Terror: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2008 - Political Science - 379 pages
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With a foreword by Geoffrey Robertson, QC.

The issues of terror and terrorism confront us every day: every time we board a flight, pick up a newspaper or watch television. Concerns about terrorism now dictate domestic and foreign policies around the world. In a very real sense, one way or another we find ourselves in the grip of terror.

But what is terror? How is it described, measured and experienced? Is the current terrorist threat unprecedented? The answers to many of these questions, and the lessons therein, are to be found in history; and nowhere more so than in Europe. In fact, Europe has been home to some of the most terrifying and horrific events in recorded human history.

This collection takes a broad-ranging yet detailed look at the landmark events and epochs of terror across Europe, from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to the terrorist bombings on the London Underground in July 2005. Drawing on leading authorities from across the globe, this volume explores the historical mutation of political violence and concepts of terror.

Terror will be of interest to scholars of history, international relations and political science; to policy makers; and to the educated layperson.

 

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Contents

Terrors throughout the Ages
1
Arthur H Garrison
21
Chris R Kyle
42
Glenn Burgess
56
Hugh Gough
77
Michael T Davis
92
Paul Pickering
114
Richard Bach Jensen
134
Aristotle A Kallis
190
Nathan Stoltzfus
205
Henry Patterson
230
Leonard Weinberg
243
Rogelio Alonso
263
John Horgan
282
Notes
298
Index
363

Red Terror in Soviet Russia 191721
161
Kevin McDermott
175

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About the author (2008)

Brett Bowden is professor of history and political thought at the University of Western Sydney.

Michael Davis earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Montana, and is currently completing his PhD in English/Creative Writing at Western Michigan University. His stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines. A William Saroyan Fellow and former fiction editor of the journal CutBank, Davis's story "Gravity" won the 2008 George Garrett Fiction Award from Eastern Washington University. "The Man in Africa" was voted one of the Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2007.

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