Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

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Research publications 2016

How terrorists are made

January 29, 2016

Terrorist attacks, such as the shootings and bombings across Paris in November 2015 leave us with fear and loathing, but above all, with incomprehension. We cannot understand what motivates people to indiscriminately kill others; and most often, we don’t want to understand. Our author, however, argues that we should endeavour to understand terrorists – he believes this is the only way we can tackle the causes of violence. [more]

Research publications 2015
Research publications 2013

Deep in the sediments of integrated culture

April 08, 2013

At the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Dittmar Schorkowitz studies how the process of cultural transfer unfolded during the encounters of Eurasian populations in the Middle Ages. [more]

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