Historical Dictionary of Terrorism

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This newly revised and updated Dictionary contains a wealth of information regarding major terrorist groups, significant terrorist events and the weapons behind the terror. Beginning with acts of terrorism from the first century Judean Zealots and Sicarii to latter-day leftist, rightist and fundamentalist militants, this book offers insight into how and why such groups originated.

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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 assist domestic and foreign law-enforcement departments and has contributed greatly to formulating counterterrorism doctrine for the military and to evaluating U.S. policies toward terrorism. In 1986 he served as an expert contributor to the Vice President's Task Force on Combating Terrorism.

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In the latest in the publisher’s Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest series, two experts have expanded and updated their 2002 edition, drawing from their own and others’ studies. They begin with a helpful 16-page list of acronyms and abbreviations that capture the historical and global compass of the subject. A 21-page chronology starts with the Zealot revolt against Rome in Judea in AD 66 and continues through the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India. A 26-page introduction defines the topic, covers historical and contemporary patterns, and explains the classification of terrorist groups by type (state, revolutionary, or entrepreneurial). The hundreds of entries, covering 711 pages, vary widely in length, depending on the importance of and detail needed for the subject. The dictionary encompasses individuals, groups, events, doctrines, and concepts such as Power law, which is the mathematical relation between the numbers and intensity of events. The 2-page African National Congress entry notes that Jacob Zuma was sworn in as president of South Africa in May 2009. The 6-page essay on Sikh militants distinguishes between the three most prominent groups and shows how they have secured their place in Indian society, notably with the election of a Sikh as prime minister in 2004. A paragraph on the Tamil Tigers leads the user to a 7-page essay on the reconstituted Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which is current to their defeat in May 2009 in their last stronghold. At the end of the work is an extensive 85-page bibliography, with a helpful introduction and well-organized arrangement. This is an accurate, objective, and clearly written resource that will be useful in public and academic libraries. --Arthur Meyers

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