New to this edition
Readership: Ideal for students of politics, history, and those studying terrorism as a subject in its own right. Also suitable for the general reader interested in understanding the history and background to present day terrorism.
Charles Townshend, Professor of International History at Keele University
Charles Townshend is Professor of International History at Keele University. He has held fellowships at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina and the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC. Amongst his previous publications are Political Violence in Ireland (1983), Making the Peace: public order and public security in modern Britain (1993), and Ireland: the twentieth century (1999). His most recent books are Easter 1916: the Irish rebellion (2005) and When God Made Hell: the British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921 (2010).
Review(s) from previous edition"approachable and highly intelligent - the Guardian Review
"'Like the other excellent books in this series, this is rigorous and compelling [...] balanced and sensible'" - The Independent on Sunday
1: The trouble with terrorism
2: Crusaders and conspirators
3: The reign of terror
4: Revolutionary terrorism
5: Nationalism and terror
6: Religious terror
7: Counterterrorism and democracy