1044609
Book:The foundations of modern terrorism : state, society and the dynamics of political violence / Martin A. Miller.:2013. Book The foundations of modern terrorism : state, society and the dynamics of political violence / Martin A. Miller.
The foundations of modern terrorism : state, society and the dynamics of political violence / Martin A. Miller.
Author: Miller, Martin A 1938-
Publication year: 2013.
Language: English
Call Number HV6431 .M57345 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cambridge ;New York : Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107621084 1107621089 9781107025301 1107025303
Extent: xii, 293 p. ; 23 cm.
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Description:
Why is it that terrorism has become such a central factor in our lives despite all the efforts to eradicate it? Ranging from early modern Europe to the contemporary Middle East, the author reveals the foundations of modern terrorism. He argues that the French Revolution was a watershed moment as it was then that ordinary citizens first claimed the right to govern. The traditional notion of state legitimacy was forever altered and terrorism became part of a violent contest over control of state power between officials in government and insurgents in society. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries terrorism evolved into a way of seeing the world and a way of life for both insurgents and state security forces with the two sides drawn ever closer in their behavior and tactics.
Writing the history of terrorism -- The origins of political violence in the pre-modern era -- Trajectories of terrorism in the transition to modernity -- Nineteenth-century Russian revolutionary and Tsarist terrorisms -- European nation-state terrorism and its antagonists, 1848-1914 -- Terrorism in a democracy : the United States -- Communist and Fascist authoritarian terror -- Global ideological terrorism during the Cold War -- Toward the present : terrorism in theory and practice.

Available at:

Loading...

Resources

Loading...

Other resources by the author/contributor

Similar resources

1111719
Author: Dekmejian, R. Hrair 1933-
1047154
Author: Ginsberg, Benjamin

Language