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Chronologies of modern terrorism /
Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin.
imprint
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2008.
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x, 405 p.
ISBN
9780765620477 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2008.
isbn
9780765620477 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
The early history of terrorism as ideology and strategy -- Social revolutionary terrorism in Europe and North America -- Nationalist terrorism in Europe and North America -- Social revolutionary terrorism in Latin America -- Revolutionaries of Asia and Africa -- Terrorism in the Arab-Israeli conflict -- Radical Islamist terrorism -- Global jihad, September 11 and afterwards.
catalogue key
6348617
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-09-01:
B. Rubin (Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel) and J. Rubin (journalist) examine numerous terrorist groups and events in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Among the various topics covered are the early history of terrorism, terrorism in the Middle East, and social revolutionary terrorism in Europe and North America. Chapters are divided into subsections; e.g., "Nationalist Terrorism" includes "Ireland's Terrorist Troubles" and "Armenian Nationalist Terrorism." Each chapter starts with an information section (one on global jihad and September 11 is particularly good), providing the basics about the group(s) and activities, followed by a chronological listing of terrorist exploits. Entries feature the main historical events leading to a conflict, history of the group(s), key developments in counterterrorist activity, and specific incidents of terrorism. Chronological items span July 1586-December 2006; entries often provide extensive information on a particular terrorist event. A glossary, an index with cross-referencing, and a selective bibliography (books, periodicals, Internet sources) make it easy for students to locate information within the volume and additional sources for research. The unusual format (combining terrorism, geographical area, and incidents) provides a quick, uncomplicated approach to locating specific information. This is an excellent source for finding chronological information on terrorism. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. K. Evans Indiana State University
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Concise yet comprehensive, this one-volume reference examines the history of terrorism in the modern world, including its origins and development, and terrorist acts by groups and individuals from the French Revolution to today. Organized thematically and regionally, it outlines major developments in conflicts that involved terrorism, the history of terrorist groups, key aspects of counterterrorist policy, and specific terrorist incidents.
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Concise yet comprehensive, this one-volume reference examines the history of terrorism in the modern world, including its origins and development, and terrorist acts by groups and individuals from the French Revolution to today. Organized thematically and regionally, it outlines major developments in conflicts that involved terrorism, the history of terrorist groups, key aspects of counterterrorist policy, and specific terrorist incidents. The first chapter explores terrorism as a social force, and analyzes the use of terrorism as a political tool, both historically and in the contemporary world. Subsequent chapters focus on different parts of the world and consider terrorism as a part of larger disputes. Each chapter begins with a historical introduction and analysis of the topic or region, followed by a chronological account that traces events within political and social contexts. A glossary, selected bibliography, and detailed index are also included.
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Early History of Terrorism As Ideology and Strategy
Social Revolutionary Terrorism in Europe and North America
Nationalist Terrorism in Europe and North America
Social Revolutionary Terrorism in Latin America
Revolutionaries of Asia and Africa
Terrorism in the Middle East
Radical Islamist Terrorism
Global Jihad, September 11 and Afterwards
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index
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