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War in peace : paramilitary violence in Europe after the Great War

Author: Robert Gerwarth; John Horne
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Greater war.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains why, in many parts of Europe, the end of the Great War brought not peace but continued conflict. Contributes to an understanding of the difficult transition from war to peace and shows how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gerwarth; John Horne
ISBN: 9780199654918 0199654913
OCLC Number: 794814195
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Paramilitarism in Europe after the Great War: an introduction / Robert Gerwarth and John Horne --
PART I: REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION --
The syndrome of violence in Russia's civil wars, 1918-1920 / William G. Rosenberg --
Bolshevism as fantasy: fear of revolution and counter-revolutionary violence, 1917-23 / Robert Gerwarth and John Horne --
Fighting the red beast: counterrevolutionary violence in the defeated states of central Europe / Robert Gerwarth --
Revolution, civil war, and terror in Finland in 1918 / Pertti Haapala and Marko Tikka --
Paramilitary violence in Italy: the rationale of fascism and the origins of totalitarianism / Emilio Gentile --
PART II: NATIONS, BORDERLANDS, AND ETHNIC VIOLENCE --
Bands of nation builders? Insurgency and ideology in the Ukrainian civil war / Serhy Yekelchyk --
Turning citizens into soldiers: Baltic paramilitary movements after the Great War / Tomas Balkelis --
The origins, attributes and legacies of paramilitary violence in the Balkans / John Paul Newman --
Paramilitary violence in the collapsing Ottoman Empire / Uğur Ümit Ungör --
Soldiers to civilians, civilians to soldiers: Poland and Ireland after the first world war / Julia Eichenberg --
The British culture of paramilitary violence in the Irish War of Independence / Anne Dolan --
Defending victory: paramilitary politics in France, 1918-26. A counter-example / JOhn Horne.
Series Title: Greater war.
Other Titles: Paramilitary violence in Europe after the Great War
Responsibility: edited by Robert Gerwarth and John Horne.
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