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The British Jacobins and the unofficial terror of loyalism in the 1790s

Davis, MT 2008 , 'The British Jacobins and the unofficial terror of loyalism in the 1790s', in B Bowden and MT Davis (eds.), Terror: from tyrannicide to terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the future , University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, pp. 92-113.

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The terrorist attacks in the United States of America on 11 September
2001 are commonly considered a tumultuous moment that thrust the
world into an unprecedented age of terror. They are thought to mark
the threshold of a new era of modern history. As one scholar notes, the
‘idea that September 11 had “changed everything” was ubiquitous, the
date a dividing line between a “before” and an “after” ’. The stud in
the narrative framework of history is often a moment of change, a fracture
point that distinguishes one period from the next, and we see the
manifestation of this in the volume of publications that analyse issues in
reference to either before or after the terrorist attacks of September 11.
Certainly the impact of the attacks was both broad and deep, with profound
consequences and implications for issues such as civil liberties
as well as international relations and foreign policy. Moreover, recent
socio-demographic research has shown the terrorist events had a significant
psychological and behavioural impact on those individuals directly
affected by it and those who, in some way, are indirectly connected to
the moment, such as the mental health practitioners, occupational health
therapists and policy makers mobilised after the disaster.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Davis, MT
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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