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The History of Terrorism

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Preface 1. Introduction Gerard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin 2. Terrorism as a Strategy of Insurgency Ariel Merari PART I: THE PREHISTORY OF TERRORISM 3. Zealots and Assassins Gerard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin 4. Manifestations of Terror through the Ages Gerard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin PART II: TERRORISM FROM 1789 TO 1968 5. The Invention of Modern Terror Gerard 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 Gerard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin 9. Lenin, Stalin, and State Terrorism Gerard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin 10. Terrorism in Time of War: From War II to the Wars of National Liberation Gerard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin PART III: TERRORISM SINCE 1968 11. From 1968 to Radical Islam Gerard 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 Francois Gere 16. The United States Confronting Terrorism Arnaud Blin 17. Terrorism in South Asia Rohan Gunaratna Bibliography Contributors Index

About the Author

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.


"the work provides the reader with an excellent historical survey of terrorist movements and is a solid point of reference for the origins of 21st-century terrorism. . . Summing Up: Highly Recommended." * CHOICE *

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