Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949

Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949

By: Stanley G. Payne (author)Paperback

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This is the first account in any language of the civil wars in Europe during the era of the world wars, from 1905 to 1949. It treats the initial confrontations in the decade before World War I, the confusing concept of 'European civil war,' the impact of the world wars, the relation between revolution and civil war and all the individual cases of civil war, with special attention to Russia and Spain. The civil wars of this era are compared and contrasted with earlier internal conflicts, with particular attention to the factors that made this era a time of unusually violent domestic contests, as well as those that brought it to an end. The major political, ideological and social influences are all treated, with a special focus on violence against civilians.

About Author

Stanley Payne has taught history in several universities, including Columbia University, UCLA and the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a corresponding member of Real Academia Espanola de la Historia, Madrid. He has received various awards and prizes, most recently the Marshal Shulman Book Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (2005) and the Gran Cruz de Isabel la Catolica from the Spanish government (2009). He has been co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary History since 1999. Professor Payne is the author of some twenty books and many articles, as well as other edited, co-edited and co-authored books. Most recently, he is the author of The Collapse of the Spanish Republic, 1933-1936: Origins of the Civil War; Franco and Hitler and Spain: A Unique History.


1. Introduction: revolution and civil war as forms of conflict; Part I. World War I and an Era of Internal Conflict: 2. World war, revolution, civil war, 1905-18; 3. The Russian Civil War, 1917-22; 4. The political and social crisis in Europe, 1918-23; 5. Civil strife and dictatorship, 1930-5; Part II. The Conflict in Spain, 1931-9: 6. The revolutionary process in Spain; 7. Revolution and civil war, 1936-9; 8. Significance and consequences; Part III. Civil War and Internal Violence in the Era of World War II: 9. The multiple wars of Europe, 1939-45; 10. The civil wars in Yugoslavia and Greece; 11. Conclusion.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107648159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781107648159
  • weight: 360
  • ISBN10: 1107648157

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