Terrorism: A History extensively covers such topics as jihadist violence, state terror, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Northern Ireland, anarcho-terrorism, and the Ku Klux Klan, plus lesser known movements in Uruguay and Algeria, as well as the pre-modern uses of terror in ancient Rome, medieval Europe, and the French Revolution.
This thoroughly revised edition features up-to-date analysis of:
· Al-Qaeda's affiliates and the 'franchising' of jihadism
· 'Lone wolf' violence in the United States and Europe
· Sri Lanka's victory over the Tamil Tigers
Other features include updated and expanded bibliographies in each chapter, more scholarly citations, and a new conclusion, making Terrorism: A History the go-to book for those wishing to understand the real nature and importance of this ubiquitous phenomenon.
Randall D. Law is Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College.
647 BCE Assyrian Emperor Assurnasirpal II terrorizes the city of Susa 514 BCE Assassination of Athenian tyrant Hipparchus by Harmodius and Aristogeiton 63 BCE Catiline conspiracy 58 BCE Tribuneship of Clodius Pulcher 44 BCE Assassination of Julius Caesar by Roman senators 66-70 Jewish-Roman War 73 Fall of Masada 1090s First Assassin leader, Hassan-i Sabbah, seizes the castle of Alamut 1159 Publication of Policraticus (The Statesman's Book) by John of Salisbury 1256 Destruction of Alamut and Assassins by Mongols 1407 Assassination of Louis, the French Duke of Orléans 1532 Publication of The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 1605 Gunpowder Plot of Guy Fawkes 1649 Execution of England's King Charles I 1793-4 Jacobins' Reign of Terror during the French Revolution 1795 First documented use of the word "terrorist," by Edmund Burke 1811-16 Luddite violence in England 1820s Carbonari uprisings in Italy, France, and Spain 1828 Publication of The Conspiracy of Equals by Filippo Buonarroti 1831 Nat Turner Revolt in Virginia 1849 Publication of "Murder" by Karl Heinzen 1849 Composer Richard Wagner declares desire to commit "artistic terrorism" 1850 Publication of History of Secret Societies in France by Lucien de la Hodde 1857 Carlo Pisacane introduces the term "propaganda of the deed" 1858 Assassination attempt on Napoleon III by Felice Orsini 1859 John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia 1860s Development of nitroglycerin by Alfred Nobel 1867 National organizational meeting of Ku Klux Klan 1869 Nechaev Affair and publication of Sergei Nechaev's The Catechism of the Revolutionist 1876-9 Execution of Molly Maguires 1877 End of US Reconstruction 1878 Assassination attempt on Teodor Trepov by Vera Zasulich 1879 Johann Most begins publishing Die Freiheit (Freedom) 1881 Assassination of Alexander II by the People's Will 1882 Phoenix Park murders committed by Irish National Invincibles 1885 Leopold II of Belgium establishes private state in Congo 1886 Haymarket Riot 1892-4 Bombings by François Claudius Ravachol, Émile Henry, and Auguste Vaillant 1893 Bombing of Barcelona's opera house by Santiago Sal