Historical Dictionary of Terrorism by Sean K. AndersonHistorical Dictionary of Terrorism by Sean K. Anderson

Historical Dictionary of Terrorism

bySean K. Anderson, Stephen Sloan

Hardcover | August 3, 2009

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The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as "the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological." While terrorism has been around for centuries, it was the al Qa'eda attacks of September 11, 2001, that brought home to the world, and most particularly the United States, just how dangerous terrorism can be. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Terrorism presents the full spectrum of forms of political violence through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major terrorist groups and their leaders, significant terrorist events, cyber-terrorism, counterterrorism, and social science concepts regarding the motivations and group dynamics of terrorist groups. Authors Sean K. Anderson and Stephen Sloan move beyond the gut reaction we have to this volatile and divisive topic by providing a reliable and objective reference on terrorism.
Sean K. Anderson is professor of political science at Idaho State University. He has researched Iranian politics and Islamic fundamentalism since working in the Pars News Agency in Iran in the early 1980s. Stephen Sloan is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Oklahoma. He pioneered terrorist simulations to assi...
Title:Historical Dictionary of TerrorismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:880 pages, 8.95 × 6.07 × 2.17 inPublished:August 3, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810857642

ISBN - 13:9780810857643

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Editorial Reviews

The entries are insightful and clearly written for those new to the subject matter or those who have some prior knowledge. The focus in keeping with terrorism is international, and the geographic span of information and detail is highly impressive..This reference work is highly recommended for public and academic libraries and will be of particular interest to the general reader, as a standard reference resource and for those studying or researching politics or international relations.