The Second Edition of Oleg Budnitskii’s book Terrorism in Russian Emancipatory Movements: Ideology, Ethics, and Psychology in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century Has Been Released
The book was released by the publishing firm Political Encyclopedia. The second edition of the book contains a new chapter describing the historiography of terrorism that was written in the fifteen-year period between 2000 and 2015.
This monograph is the first within the context of Russian historiography to accept the challenge of developing the conception of the history of terrorism in Russian emancipatory movements. Terrorism is regarded as a specific phenomenon, inherent to the Russian revolutionary movement that extended across half a century. The work examines the genesis of terrorist ideas, considers the cross coupling of the ideology and practice of terrorism, as well as the ethical and psychological foundations of its different trajectories, and the ideational struggle over questions relating to the use of terrorist tactics that took place among different sectors of the Russian revolutionary movement. The book also traces the impact of terrorism on Russian society and political power. The second edition of the book contains a new chapter describing the historiography of terrorism that was written in the fifteen-year period between 2000 and 2015.