Foundations of Modern Terrorism State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence

ISBN-10: 1107621089
ISBN-13: 9781107621084
Edition: 2012
Authors: Martin A. Miller
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

"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, Martin Miller 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 behaviour and tactics. This is a groundbreaking history of terrorism which, for the first time, integrates the violence of governments and insurgencies"--

Writing the history of terrorism
Religious terror and nation-state formation
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 US
Communist and Fascist authoritarian terror
Global ideological terrorism during the Cold War
Toward the present: terrorism in theory and practice

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