Revolutions and Civil Wars in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Analysis
Asignatura impartida este semestre del curso académico 2015-16 en la Central European University, en los departamentos de Historia y Ciencia Política.
The comparative historical analysis of revolutions and civil wars calls for interdisciplinary dialogue between sociology, political science, and history. Revolutions and civil wars bring radical changes in social structures as well as in states’ functions and political structures that must be studied both internally and internationally. After an introductory overview of the main interpretative frameworks offered by sociology, political science and historiography, the course will turn its focus to a critical review of the most recent socio-historical research and debates concerning revolutions, civil wars and counter-revolutions in the Twentieth Century, with special emphasis on the Peasant Revolutions, the Russian Revolution, Fascism and the Spanish Civil War. Students will be encouraged to develop comparisons with other time periods and other regions of the world.
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