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Contents Abbreviations Chronology Introduction 1 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Ancient World 2 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Middle Ages 3 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Early Modern Era in Europe 4 The Dawn of Revolutionary Terrorism 5 Russian Revolutionary Terrorism 6 The Era of the European Attentat 7 Labor, Anarchy, and Terror in America 8 White Supremacy and American Racial Terrorism 9 The Dawn of Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism 10 The Era of State Terror 11 Decolonization and Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism from the 1930s to the Early 1960s 12 Decolonization and Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism from the Late 1960s to the Present 13 The Era of Leftist and International Terrorism 14 The Rise of Jihadist Terrorism 15 Recent Non-Jihadist Terrorism 16 9/11, the War on Terror, and Recent Trends in Terrorism Notes Index

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Randall D. Law is Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College.


"Exceptionally rich and sophisticated in analysis, Randal Law's much needed updated edition of Terrorism: A History is a welcome addition to the currently available literature and deserves to be read not only by students and academic specialists but also by security analysts, policy makers and general readers". Professor George Kassimeris, University of Wolverhampton "Terrorism continues to evolve, not erode. Professor Law, in this second edition, continues his examination of this evolution up through ISIS and other contemporary violent actors and provides additional insights to increase your understanding of terrorism today. His book remains the one to read for anyone seeking to understand terrorism, its history, and the thinking and motivation of those who practice it." Ed Rowe, Colonel, US Army (Ret.); Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff (Ret.)

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