Death Orders: The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia

  title={Death Orders: The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia},
  author={Anna Geifman},
This fascinating study shows how terrorism as developed and practiced in Romanov Russia has, over the past century, manifested itself as the template for modern and postmodern terrorism as a universal sociocultural, psychological, and existential experience, irrespective of particular political causes, ethnic distinctions, and ideological boundaries. * Offers data based on extensive archival and primary research * Includes citations from numerous original sources found in Russian, American… 
From Terrorists to Statesmen: Terrorism and Polish Independence
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Jewish Identity and the Russian Revolution: A Case Study of Radical Activism in the Russian Empire
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