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The History of Terrorism free pdf This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, chilling threats, and renewed reprisals. In it, some of the best international specialists working on the subject today examine terrorism's long and complex history from antiquity to the present day and find that terror, long the weapon of the weak against the strong, is a tactic as old as warfare itself. Beginning with the Zealots of Antiquity, the contributors discuss the Assassins of the Middle Ages, the 1789 Terror movement in Europe, Bolshevik terrorism during the Russian Revolution, Stalinism, "resistance" terrorism during World War II, and Latin American revolutionary movements of the late 1960s. Finally, they consider the emergence of modern transnational terrorism, focusing on the roots of Islamic terrorism, al Qaeda, and the rise of the contemporary suicide martyr. Along the way, they provide a groundbreaking analysis of how terrorism has been perceived throughout history. What becomes

About Gerard Chaliand

Gerard Chaliand is an independent scholar who has held visiting professorships at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Harvard University. He is the author of more than thirty-five works including The Art of War in History and Guerilla Strategies (both UC Press). Arnaud Blin is senior fellow at the French Institute for Strategic Analysis. He is coauthor, with Gerard Chaliand, of the Dictionnaire de strategie militaire and America is Bac: Les nouveaux cesars du pentagone, and, with Francoise Gere, of Puissances et influences: annuaire geopolitic et geostategique.

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Author : Gerard Chaliand
Publisher : University of California Press
Data Published : 13 July 2007
ISBN : 0520247094
EAN : 9780520247093
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 483 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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