Early Writings on Terrorism
Edited by Ruth Kinna
Routledge – 2006 – 1,280 pages
Making available and examining early writings on terrorism and political violence from the late-nineteenth century, this important collection brings together writings associated with the political left - French revolutionaries, socialists and anarchists - and also considers the wider context of violence in which terrorism first emerged. Presenting a range of pamphlets, letters and newspaper articles drawn from a range of sources, it explores the nature of state repression, discussions of political violence in the state, and the justifications and critiques of terrorism that evolved from within the left. In order to reflect the scope of nineteenth-century terrorism, the set also has a strong international focus, though discussion of state responses to terrorism is presented as a case study of the British government’s response.
With an introduction specially written by the editor, Early Writings on Terrorism is a highly useful comprehensive resource for all of those studying this fascinating field.