Famous Assassinations In World History: An Encyclopedia

569924c5e4e1c.jpg Author Michael Newton
Isbn 9781610692854
File size 11.5 MB
Year 2014
Pages 864
Language English
File format PDF
Category Encyclopedia and Dictionary

Book Description:

These two volumes provide a ready resource for those looking for a better understanding of the long-standing role of assassinations in the course of human events and how these murders have changed the course of history.

Effecting the death of a political figure, a leader of a nation, or a public figure usually captures people's attention. But how often is assassination effective to achieve the larger objective beyond the death of the targeted individual? Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia offers more than 200 entries on assassinations of all kinds that will allow readers to grasp the often-complex motivating factors behind each event and better understand historical and contemporary social unrest.

Each entry identifies the assassination target and summarizes that person's significance; discusses the person's assassination, including the factors that led up to it and its political and cultural contexts; and explains the powerful effects of the assassination in world history. The encyclopedia also includes various sidebars that spotlight relevant individuals, groups, and movements and present intriguing factoids such as the final disposition of notorious assassins' weapons and various films and novels that were inspired by famous assassinations. In addition, 23 primary source documents provide accounts of assassinations throughout world history.


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  • KARANAZ 11/08/2019 at pm2:43

    please can you upload Vol.2 of this encyclopedia?

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