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The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence Paperback – January 7, 2013
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Philip Pomper, Wesleyan University
"Martin Miller has written a fresh and provocative history of terrorism from the French Revolution to the contemporary world. By spotlighting the dynamic interplay between terrorist movements and the modern state, its security apparatuses and 'wars on terrorism', Miller compels readers to rethink the origins, nature, and scope of terrorism in its broadest sense. This important book demonstrates the fundamental significance of history to contemporary debates about terrorism and state violence."
Susan Morrissey, University College London
"The Foundations of Modern Terrorism is an unusual, well-written and fascinating study of the relationship between rebel and state terror from the French Revolution to the end of the twentieth century. The first serious study of a very important problem, it will intrigue everyone interested in the terrorism, provoke many future studies and be a landmark in the discipline."
David C. Rapoport, founding and co-editor, Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence
"Miller offers a concise overview of modern terrorism pre-9/11 ... Evenhanded, clear, dispassionate in tone, and wide ranging in scope, this book gathers the work of specialized research into one convenient account. Useful indeed."
W. Morrisey, Choice
"The Foundations of Modern Terrorism is a thoughtful and compelling contribution to a body of literature so extensively researched and rehashed that it is often tough to find anything new ... the book makes a telling contribution."
Thomas Colley, Strife