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

@article{Fine2010PoliticalAP,
  title={Political and Philological Origins of the Term ‘Terrorism’ from the Ancient Near East to Our Times},
  author={J. Fine},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={271 - 288}
}
  • J. Fine
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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