Political and Philological Origins of the Term ‘Terrorism’ from the Ancient Near East to Our Times

  title={Political and Philological Origins of the Term ‘Terrorism’ from the Ancient Near East to Our Times},
  author={Jonathan Fine},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={271 - 288}
  • J. Fine
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Political Science
  • Middle Eastern Studies
Although researchers have dwelt at length on the political and legal connotations of the term ‘terrorism’, insufficient attention has been devoted to its historical-linguistic roots, or to the various meanings attributed to the term from ancient times to the present. Questions such as ‘in what context political, religious, literary, psychological or physical – is the term being used?’ or, whether the interpreter is the perpetrator or the victim, are extremely important. A methodological… 
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