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October 2020

'Civil Wars' David Armitage

Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης (Greek publisher)

This book follows history from Rome to the post-WWII period and talks about civil wars. It is a study of the definition of civil war and the ideas surrounding these conflicts. From the Greek concept of 'στάσις' in the civil war on Corfu that took place during the Peloponesian war (which to me was the most interesting part, because the Ancient Greek texts of Thucydides are something I have studied in school) to the war on terrorism, the concept of civil war and the way we define it becomes ever more important as it plays a crucial role in international law or in defining the interventions by outsiders that are permissible. The book is definitely interesting and is certainly not only historical, but also a great introduction to some great thinkers, such as, Ancient Roman writers...

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