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Terrorism: A Bibliography With Indexes
Terrorism: A Bibliography With Indexes
by A. M. Babkina
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $85.00
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing & Overpriced, June 5, 2003
For a so-called updated version, supposedly dealing with all books in the field there are some remarkable omissions. Of course, we cannot expect a book of this nature to include the latest wave of excellent books on the subject of terrorism (after 2001) as the book explicitly says it only deals with books up to 2001. But there are other omissions that should not have been ignored. I would have liked to say that most omissions are non-American (there are quite a few books of European, Arabic and further origin that I would have liked to see in a book like this), but there are in fact many important American works that have also been ignored, probably wilfully.
It had so much potential, but I was sadly disappointed by the omissions.
For the price, it would also have been nice to have more extensive indecies and a broader range of chapters. Maybe it's too much to ask for it to have been annotated, but a brief introduction on the selection-criteria used for inclusion in this bibliography. As a research tool it is sadly lacking, but I suspect that as a first stage of under-graduate reading it may be apt as it does provide a number of pointers to books that have far more extensive bibliographies.


Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking
Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking
by Marc Gopin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $74.39
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2.0 out of 5 stars Potentially useful, disappointingly bias, August 22, 2001
Marc Gopin made an attempt at an unbiased, all-encompassing handbook for religious peace-making... And unfortuanately fell into the same trap as scholars on religion and war, or religion and peace, have for centuries. The lack of eidetic vision (ability to see things as a whole) and epoché (suspension of judgement) make this book disappointingly bias.
Nonetheless, if one can disregard the majority of the book (which fall into aforementioned trap), there are one or two gems of useful information, although anyone intending to use the framework for religious peacemaking as proposed in the book should be very aware of the implications such a subjective view has.


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