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The business of martyrdom : a history of suicide bombing

Author: Jeffrey W Lewis; Ebooks Corporation.
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Business of Martyrdom is the only comprehensive history of suicide bombing from its origins in Imperial Russia to the present day. It makes use of a framework from the history and philosophy of technology to explain the diffusion and evolution of suicide bombing over the past several decades. It is primarily a work of synthesis meant to reach a broad audience and endeavors to integrate as much of the recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011044682
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey W Lewis; Ebooks Corporation.
ISBN: 1612510973 9781612510972
OCLC Number: 796747586
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Martyrdom as innovation: the invention of suicide bombing in Imperial Russia --
The weapon of martyrdom: Lebanon, 1981-1985 --
Martyrdom and control: the reinvention of suicide bombing by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam --
Trial runs: the provisional IRA and the Workers' Party of Kurdistan --
Managing martyrdom, part I: Palestinian suicide bombing in the 1990s --
Managing martyrdom, part II: Palestinian suicide bombing in the second Intifada and after, 2000-2010 --
Globalized martyrdom: the Jihadi movement and suicide bombing after 9/11 --
The business of martyrdom.
Responsibility: Jeffrey W. Lewis.

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Suicide bombing has been invented and re-invented at different times in different areas but always for the same purpose: resolving a mismatch in military capabilities between antagonists, utilising  Read more...

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