Author Losurdo, Domenico
Title War and revolution : rethinking the twentieth century / Domenico Losurdo ; translated by Gregory Elliott
Imprint London : Verso, 2015
book jacket
 Modern History Library, loan suspended  909.82072 L881    AVAILABLE    30550100576816
 人文社會聯圖  D413.5 .L67 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020463048
Descript 359 pages ; 25 cm
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Note 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)
"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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-346) and index
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
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
Alt Author Losurdo, Domenico. Revisionismo storico. English
Losurdo, Domenico. Peccato originale del Novecento. English
Elliott, Gregory