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Assassination:A History of Political Murder Lindsay Porter

Assassination:A History of Political Murder By Lindsay Porter

Assassination:A History of Political Murder by Lindsay Porter


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Summary

From Caesar and Thomas Becket to Archduke Franz Ferdinand and beyond, this book focuses on the most (in)famous examples of assassination through history, and uses them to explore its various meanings, myths and cults. It also features paintings, drawings, photographs and archival documents.

Assassination:A History of Political Murder Summary

Assassination:A History of Political Murder: A History of Political Murder by Lindsay Porter

Assassination, the politically motivated killing of high-profile individuals has always been part of man's struggle for power, from the removal of tyrants in Classical civilizations to the state-sanctioned decapitation strikes of the present day. Chillingly effective as a political tool, assassination is also immensely compelling as an idea. From Caesar and Thomas Becket to Archduke Franz Ferdinand and beyond, this striking book focuses on the most (in)famous examples of assassination through history, and uses them to explore its various meanings, myths and cults. Fully illustrated with paintings, drawings, photographs and archival documents, Assassination shows how the violent deaths of leaders and statesmen have played out in the popular and artistic imagination from earliest times to the present, illuminating both contemporary responses to assassinations and their lasting impact on our world.

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GOR003316464
9780500251584
0500251584
Assassination:A History of Political Murder: A History of Political Murder by Lindsay Porter
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20100208
192
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