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Author Losurdo, Domenico.

Title War and revolution : rethinking the twentieth century / Domenico Losurdo ; translated by Gregory Elliott
Published London : Verso, 2015


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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
Summary "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 Anglophone imperial revivalists Paul Johnson and Niall Ferguson. Losurdo captivates the reader with a history of modern revolt that is a tour de force, giving a new perspective on comparisons between the English, American, French and twentieth-century revolutions"-- Provided by publisher
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)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-346) and index
Notes Translated from the Italian
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century -- Historiography.
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Historiography -- Philosophy.
World politics -- 20th century.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
Revolutions -- History -- 20th century.
Civil war -- History -- 20th century.
Genocide -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- History -- 20th century.
Fascism -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Author Losurdo, Domenico. Revisionismo storico. English.
Losurdo, Domenico. Peccato originale del Novecento. English.
LC no. 2014029117
ISBN 9781781686164 (hardback)
1781686165 (hardback)