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Terror: from tyrannicide to terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the future


Davis, MT and Bowden, B, Terror: from tyrannicide to terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the future, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, pp. 408. ISBN 9780702235993 (2008) [Edited Book]

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2008 Brett Bowden and Michael T Davis (compilation and preface) Essays individual authors

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The issues of terror and terrorism confront us every day: every time we board a flight, pick up a newspaper or watch television. Concerns about terrorism now dictate domestic and foreign policies around the world. In a very real sense, one way or another we find ourselves in the grip of terror. But what is terror? How is it described, measured and experienced? Is the current terrorist threat unprecedented? The answers to many of these questions, and the lessons therein, are to be found in history; and nowhere more so than in Europe. In fact, Europe has been home to some of the most terrifying and horrific events in recorded human history. This collection takes a broad-ranging yet detailed look at the landmark events and epochs of terror across Europe, from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to the terrorist bombings on the London Underground in July 2005. Drawing on leading authorities from across the globe, this volume explores the historical mutation of political violence and concepts of terror.

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Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Davis, MT (Dr Michael Davis)
ID Code:51894
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2008-05-09
Last Modified:2010-08-05

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