maandag 25 oktober 2010

The history of terrorism - From antiquity to Al Qaeda

"The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qaeda" (Gérard Chaliand, Arnaud Blin)
University of California Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2007) | ISBN:0520247094 | 483 pages | PDF | 1,5 Mb

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 powerfully clear is that only through deeper understanding can we fully grasp the present dangers of a phenomenon whose repercussions are far from over.

Includes essays by François Géré, Rohan Gunaratna, Olivier Hubac-Occhipinti, Ariel Merari, Philippe Migaux, Yves Ternon.

Preface
1 Introduction - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin
2 Terrorism as a Strategy of Insurgency - Ariel Merari

PART I - THE PREHISTORY OF TERRORISM
3 Zealots and Assassins 55 - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin
4 Manifestations of Terror through the Ages - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin

PART II - TERRORISM FROM 1789 TO 1968
5 The Invention of Modern Terror - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin
6 Anarchist Terrorists of the Nineteenth Century - Olivier Hubac-Occhipinti
7 Russian Terrorism, 1878–1908 - Yves Ternon
8 The “Golden Age” of Terrorism - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin
9 Lenin, Stalin, and State Terrorism - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin
10 Terrorism in Time of War: From War II to the Wars of National Liberation - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin

PART III - TERRORISM SINCE 1968
11 From 1968 to Radical Islam - Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin
12 The Roots of Islamic Radicalism - Philippe Migaux
13 Al Qaeda - Philippe Migaux
14 The Future of the Islamist Movement - Philippe Migaux
15 Suicide Operations: Between War and Terrorism - François Géré
16 The United States Confronting Terrorism - Arnaud Blin
17 Terrorism in Southeast Asia—Threat and Response - Rohan Gunaratna

Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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