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A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Terrorism.

Background Information

Modern terrorism is a complex area of study though a common interpretation is offered by the Dictionary of Human Geography as, "organized violence that deliberately targets civilians and that is intended to sow fear among a population for political purposes." Use the following sources to learn more about terrorism and the political, legal, social, historical, and religious issues surrounding it.