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War and revolution : rethinking the twentieth century

Author: Domenico Losurdo
Publisher: London : Verso, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"War and Revolution is an original rereading of contemporary history, linking trends of historical revisionism in historiography to an investigation of fundamental philosophical and political categories, such as international civil war, revolution, totalitarianism and genocide. Losurdo begins from the revisionist theses of Ernst Nolte on the Holocaust and of Francois Furet on the French Revolution, and ends with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Losurdo
ISBN: 9781781686164 1781686165
OCLC Number: 889941213
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: An amplification and revision of three works: chapters 1-5 reproduce Il revisionismo storico : problemi e miti (Laterza, 1996. 5th edition, 2002); chapter 6 was written especially for the English edition; and chapter 7 is a translation of Il peccato originale del Novecento (Laterza, 1998. 3rd edition, 2007).
Description: 359 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Two Centuries Under Discussion : Historical Revisionism --
The Revolutionary Cycle and Terror : Britain, France, America --
The Bolshevik October, International Civil War and the Colonial Question --
"White War of Independence," "International Civil War," the "American Century" and the "Second Thirty Years' War" --
The Colonial Tradition, Total War and Genocide --
Nostalgia for Empire : Historical Revisionism in Britain --
The Black Book, the Communist Movement and the Struggle Against the Three Major Forms of Discrimination.
Responsibility: Domenico Losurdo ; translated by Gregory Elliott.
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