Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe

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Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe

By Donald Bloxham

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This is a comprehensive history of political violence during Europe's incredibly violent twentieth century. Leading scholars examine the causes and dynamics of war, revolution, counterrevolution, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism and state repression. They locate these manifestations of political violence within their full transnational and comparative contexts and within broader trends in European history from the beginning of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in the late nineteenth-century, through the two world wars, to the Yugoslav Wars and the rise of fundamentalist terrorism. The book spans a 'greater Europe' stretching from Ireland and Iberia to the Baltic, the Caucasus, Turkey and the southern shores of the Mediterranean. It sheds new light on the extent to which political violence in twentieth-century Europe was inseparable from the generation of new forms of state power and their projection into other societies, be they distant territories of imperial conquest or ones much closer to home.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> History of the Americas

Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/10/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139036378
ISBN 13: 9781139036375
Print ISBN: 9781107005037

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