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Excavating histories of terror: thugs, sovereignty and the colonial sublime

Tickell, Alex (2010). Excavating histories of terror: thugs, sovereignty and the colonial sublime. In: Boehmer, Elleke and Morton, Stephen eds. Terror and the Postcolonial: A Concise Companion. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 177–201.

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Abstract

Reviewing recent historical scholarship on the colonial anti-thuggee campaign in India during the 1830s this paper contests assessments of the the origins of modern terrorism provided in some Terrorism Studies publications.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd except for editorial matter and organization, 2010 Elleke Boehmer and Stephen Morton
ISBN: 1-4051-9154-6, 978-1-4051-9154-8
Keywords: terrorism, colonialism, thuggee, Terrorism Studies, India, Sleeman
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 28768
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 08:54
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 12:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28768
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