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Historical dictionary of terrorism

Author: Sean Anderson; Stephen Sloan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Series: Historical dictionaries of war, revolution, and civil unrest, no. 38.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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 generallypolitical, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anderson, Sean, 1952-
Historical dictionary of terrorism.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009003226
(OCoLC)237880051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Anderson; Stephen Sloan
ISBN: 9780810863118 0810863111
OCLC Number: 435767472
Description: 1 online resource (800 pages).
Contents: Historical Dictionaryof Terrorism; Contents; Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Readers' Notes; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction; THE DICTIONARY; Bibliography; About the Authors.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of war, revolution, and civil unrest, no. 38.
Responsibility: Sean K. Anderson with Stephen Sloan.

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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 generallypolitical, 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.

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