HIST 2255 History of Terrorism (Fall: 3 )
This course examines the genesis and shifting development of the phenomenon of terrorism in the modern era. We will investigate ideas and arguments behind the various forms of political terror that have emerged in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on problematizing and historicizing the relationships between violence and democracy. Primary topics include the Terror of the French Revolution, theories of modern war, anarchism, totalitarian state terror, anti-colonial violence, 1960s radicalism, and religiously motivated violence.
Instructor(s): Julian Bourg
Last Updated: 28-Jan-16