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Chaliand, Gérard 1934-

Overview
Works: 323 works in 1,338 publications in 10 languages and 21,640 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Other, Translator, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Scenarist, Interviewee, Performer, Restager , Cartographer
Classifications: DS51.K7, 304.8
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Most widely held works by Gérard Chaliand
A people without a country : the Kurds and Kurdistan by Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 16 million Kurds are the largest nation in the world with no state of their own. Their history is one of constant revolts and bloody repression, massacres, deportations and renewed insurrection. This classic collection of writings from Kurdish intellectuals and other internationally respected experts discusses the origins of Kurdish nationalism and analyzes their contemporary demand for autonomy in the aftermath of the Gulf crisis and the setting up of safe havens. It combines historical analysis of the Kurds under the Ottoman Empire with a thorough study of Kurdish life in all areas of Kurdistan -- Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the former Soviet Union. Later sections cover recent Kurdish history with emphasis on the Iraqi Kurds, and the Kurdish movement in Turkey. Also included is an assessment of "Operation Provide Comfort" and the failure of the U.S. and international law to develop an adequate response to the Kurdish crisis following the Gulf War. - Back cover
Revolution in the Third World : myths and prospects by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

62 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin atlas of diasporas by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines displaced cultures throughout the world, including Jewish, African, Irish, Armenian, and Palestinian diasporas
A strategic atlas : comparative geopolitics of the world's powers by Gérard Chaliand( )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed struggle in Africa; with the guerrillas in Portuguese Guinea by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in 5 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerrilla strategies : an historical anthology from the Long March to Afghanistan( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of terrorism : from antiquity to al Qaeda by Grard Chaliand( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, chilling threats, and renewed reprisals. In it, some of the best international specialists working on the subject today examine terrorism's long and complex history from antiquity to the present day and find that terror, long the weapon of the weak against the strong, is a tactic as old as warfare itself. Beginning with the Zealots of Antiquity, the contributors discuss the Assassins of the Middle Ages, the 1789 Terror movement in Europe, Bolshevik terrorism during the Russian Revolution, Stalinism, "resistance" terrorism during World War II, and Latin American revolutionary movements of the late 1960s. Finally, they consider the emergence of modern transnational terrorism, focusing on the roots of Islamic terrorism, al Qaeda, and the rise of the contemporary suicide martyr. Along the way, they provide a groundbreaking analysis of how terrorism has been perceived throughout history. What becomes powerfully clear is that only through deeper understanding can we fully grasp the present dangers of a phenomenon whose repercussions are far from over."--Book cover
Report from Afghanistan by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of war in world history : from antiquity to the nuclear age by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engrossing anthology gathers together a remarkable collection of writings on the use of strategy in war. Gérard Chaliand has ranged over the whole of human history in assembling this collection - the result is an integration of the annals of military thought that provides a learned framework for understanding global political history. Included are writings from ancient and modern Europe, China, Byzantium, the Arab world, Persia, and the Ottoman Empire. Alongside well-known militarists such as Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Walter Raleigh, Rommel, and many others are "irregulars" such as Cortés, Lawrence of Arabia, and even Gandhi. Contrary to standard interpretations stressing competition between land and sea powers, or among rival Christian societies, Chaliand shows the great importance of the struggles between nomadic and sedentary peoples, and of the conflicts between Christianity and Islam. With the invention of firepower, a relatively recent occurrence in the history of warfare, modes of organization and strategic concepts - elements reflecting the nature of a society - have been key to how war is waged
The peasants of North Vietnam by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and French and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre est le résultat d'une enquête effectuée en octobre-novembre 1967 dans les villages de plusieurs provinces du Delta du Fleuve Rouge (ex-Tonkin), région la plus peuplée de la R.D.V. Précédée d'une étude historique qui rappelle les données sociales spécifiques du Vietnam, cette enquête sociologique et économique constitue le document le plus complet sur le peuple vietnamien à l'heure de l'escalade. Elle ne s'y limite pas et c'est, de l'intérieur, depuis la période coloniale, à travers la Première résistance, la Réforme agraire, les réalisations de l'Indépendance, la collectivisation et l'escalade, l'histoire de la R.D.V., telle que l'ont vécue les paysans vietnamiens et les cadres du Parti et de l'État en contact avec la base. [4e de couv.]
The Armenians, from genocide to resistance by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumentation for massakrerne på den armenske befolkning i Tyrkiet i 1915-1917
The Kurdish tragedy by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and French and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'identit ̌des Kurdes et la population kurde en Turquie, en Irak, en Iran et en Syrie. [SDM]
Nomadic empires : from Mongolia to the Danube by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nomadic Empires sheds new light on 2,000 years of military history and geopolitics. The Mongol Empire of Genghis-Khan and his heirs, as is well known, was the greatest empire in world history. For 2,000 years, from the fifth century B.C. to the fifteenth century A.D., the steppe areas of Asia, from the borders of Manchuria to the Black Sea, were a "zone of turbulence," threatening settled peoples from China to Russia and Hungary, including Iran, India, the Byzantine Empire, and even Syria. It was a true world stage that was affected by these destructive nomads."--Jacket
Atlas stratégique : géopolitique des rapports de forces dans le monde by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in French and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier atlas qui tente "de cerner l'ensemble des données humaines, matérielles et culturelles qui composent un rapport de forces global."
The Palestinian resistance by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in 8 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minority peoples in the age of nation-states by Groupement pour les droits des minorités (France)( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and French and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2. The question of minorities in the order of law by Alain Fenet
The struggle for Africa : conflict of the great powers by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A strategic atlas : comparative geopolitics of the world's powers by Gérard Chaliand( )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic atlas : a comparative geopolitics of the world's powers by Gérard Chaliand( )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism : from popular struggle to media spectacle by Gérard Chaliand( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do terrorists resort to spectacular - and often futile - acts of violence? How are terrorists organized? What is their social base? In answering such questions, Gerard Chaliand draws on a wealth of examples, from the Red Brigades and the IRA to the Armenians and the Afghan Mujahidin
 
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The Penguin atlas of diasporas
Alternative Names
Chaliand, G.

Chaliand, G. 1934-

Chaliand, G. (Grard), 1934-

Chaliand, Grard

Chaliand, Gerard 1934-

Grard Chaliand fransk poet

Grard Chaliand French warfare expert

Grard Chaliand poeto

Šāliyān, Žirār 1934-

جيرار شاليان، 1934-

شاليان، جيرار

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The Penguin atlas of diasporasArmed struggle in Africa; with the guerrillas in Portuguese GuineaGuerrilla strategies : an historical anthology from the Long March to AfghanistanThe history of terrorism : from antiquity to al QaedaThe art of war in world history : from antiquity to the nuclear ageThe Kurdish tragedyNomadic empires : from Mongolia to the DanubeTerrorism : from popular struggle to media spectacle