Paramilitarism in Europe after the Great War An Introduction

Robert Gerwarth and John Horne

in War in Peace

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654918
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744273 | DOI:

Series: The Greater War

Paramilitarism in Europe after the Great War An Introduction

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This introductory chapter offers a concise introduction to the subject of the book, the existing literature on its subject matter and the general themes explored by the contributors to the volume. Crucially, it makes a compelling case for studying the ‘postwar’ period after 1917–18 as a transformative era in European history from which many important trajectories lead to Europe's mid-century crisis.

Keywords: historiography; revolution; Great War; violence; cultures of defeat

Chapter.  8798 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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