First published in 1998, this volume is a historical and comparative study of treason, whose aim is to clarify and categorize the diverse and often mixed – even confused – motives which underlie treason, both at its conspiracy and implemental stages. Its approach is to use case studies ranging from classical society to modern cases of treachery to examine this complex issue. Some of the case studies will have a familiar ring, but others will not be so well known, as the book is not merely a popular recitation of spy stories. Rather, it is concerned with the nature of treason, and offers some theoretical pointers to treason as a social and psychological phenomenon.

The text demonstrates that, while in common speech the term ‘treason’ has pejorative connotations, it is, in fact, a multi-faceted phenomenon which merits much closer investigation.

chapter Chapter One|16 pages

Treason: Are there any Relevant Theories?

chapter Chapter Two|11 pages

Treason and Resentment: The Macedonian Conspiracies

chapter Chapter Three|15 pages

Treason and Divided Loyalties: The Late Roman Republic

chapter Chapter Five|10 pages

Treason and Ambiguity: The Monmouth Rebellion

chapter Chapter Nine|15 pages

Treason as Appeasement: Great Britain 1938–41

chapter Chapter Ten|15 pages

Treason and Disillusionment: The Case of Count Ciano

chapter Chapter Eleven|16 pages

Treason as Attribution: The 'People's Democracy' in Hungary

chapter Chapter Fourteen|15 pages

Treason and Ideology: The Tensions of the Double Life

chapter Chapter Fifteen|15 pages

Treason as Disloyalty: The Un-American Activities Phenomenon

chapter Chapter Sixteen|10 pages

Treason and Assassination: Turbulence in Latin America

chapter Chapter Seventeen|14 pages

Treason and Material Reward: The CIA versus the KGB

chapter Chapter Eighteen|14 pages

Treason and Blackmail: Sex, Scandal and Betrayal

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chapter |5 pages