publication . Article . 2017

Book Review: Fire and Blood: The European Civil War, 1914–1945, by Enzo Traverso.

Goldie, Chris;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Arcadia University and the American Graduate School in Paris
  • Country: United Kingdom
Fire and Blood aims to establish the validity of a European civil war, 1914-45 as an historical period. It argues that all “participants” whether civilians or belligerents were governed by its precepts, and that all modes of critical thinking, ethical discourse, artistic and cultural representation and political theory were drawn into its ambit, foreclosing on the possibility of thinking outside of its logic. From this logic flows its use of sources such as Carl Schmitt, its interpretation of violence, and its assessment of the contradictions of antifascism. There is an extensive discussion of the phenomenology of civil war, characterised by limitless violence a...
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Goldie, Chris (2017) "Book Review: Fire and Blood: he European Civil War, 1914-1945, by Enzo Traverhsoe.,"Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development: Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 3.

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