Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

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Armitage, David. 2017. Civil Wars: A History in Ideas. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

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Vintage (paperback): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/4805/civil-wars-by-david-armita...

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Penguin Random House (Canada): http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/4805/civil-wars#9780670069675

Alianza Editorial (Spain) Las guerras civiles: Una historia in ideas (Madrid, 2018), trans. Marco Aurelio Galmarini: https://www.alianzaeditorial.es/libro.php?id=4895573&id_col=100508&id_su...

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China CITIC Press (China) 内战 (Beijing, 2018): https://book.douban.com/subject/30193616/

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Donzelli Editore (Italy) Guerre civile. Una storia attraverso le idee, trans. David Scaffei (Rome, 2017): https://www.donzelli.it/libro/9788868436223

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Klett-Cotta Verlag (Germany), Bürgerkrieg, trans. Sebastian Vogel (Berlin, 2018): https://www.klett-cotta.de/buch/Gesellschaft_/_Politik/Buergerkrieg/96704

Features and Interviews:

Maartje Abbenhuis, David Armitage, Eleanor Cowan, Andrew Fitzmaurice, Duncan Ivison and Ben Saul, 'Civil Wars: A History in Ideas,' Sydney Ideas (5 June 2017): https://soundcloud.com/sydney-ideas/civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas

Phillip Adams, 'When is a War a Civil War?,' Late Night Live (6 June 2017): http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/what-gets-nam...

John Batchelor, ‘The Civil War of 2017,’ The Daily Beast (15 May 2017): http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/15/the-civil-war-of-2017

John Batchelor, 'Civil Wars: A History in Ideas by David Armitage,' The John Batchelor Show (11 August 2017): https://audioboom.com/posts/6197937-civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas-by-dav...

Brian Bethune, 'The Modern World's Mass Violence is Almost Entirely Due to Civil Wars,' Maclean's (7 February 2017): https://www.thenation.com/article/are-we-on-the-verge-of-another-civil-war/

Martin Burcharth, 'I dag er alle krige borgerkrige,' Information (20 July 2017), 10-11: https://www.information.dk/udland/2017/07/dag-krige-borgerkrige

Howard Burton, 'Eating One's Own: Examining Civil War,' Ideas Roadshow (June 2017): http://www.ideasroadshow.com/issues/eating-ones-own-examining-civil-war

Sergio Caroli, '"In ogni rivoluzione c'è una guerra civile",' Corriere del Ticino (27 September 2017): 31.

Sergio Caroli, '"Possiamo dire che oggi tutti le guerre sono guerre civili",' Giornale di Brescia (29 September 2017): 39.

Ellie Cawthorne, 'Civil Wars and Restoration England,' History Extra (25 May 2017): http://www.historyextra.com/podcast/military-history/civil-wars-and-rest...

Linda Chiavaroli, 'David Armitage, Francis Lieber, and Civil Wars,' Verso: The Blog of the Huntington Library (14 March 2018): http://huntingtonblogs.org/2018/03/david-armitage-francis-lieber-and-civ...

C-SPAN, 'Civil Wars' (8 February 2017): https://www.c-span.org/video/?422537-2/civil-wars

Ron Granieri, 'What Makes a War "Civil"?,' Geopolitics with Granieri (7 February 2017): http://www.fpri.org/event/2017/makes-war-civil/

HUANG Zhaozhao, '专访历史学家阿米蒂奇:从伊拉克到叙利亚,什么是“内战”?,' Pengpai (29 May 2018): http://m.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2141903

Prashant Jha, 'We Have Now Moved to War Within States,' Hindustan Times (2 May 2017): http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/we-have-now-moved-to-war-within...

Mark Klobas, 'David Armitage, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas,' New Books Network (2 March 2018): http://newbooksnetwork.com/david-armitage-civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas-...

Michael Knigge, 'Harvard Historian Armitage: US at a "Very Delicate Moment",' Deutsche Welle (16 February 2017): http://www.dw.com/en/harvard-historian-armitage-us-at-a-very-delicate-mo...

Richard Kreitner, 'Are We on the Verge of Another Civil War?,' The Nation (8 February 2017): https://www.thenation.com/article/are-we-on-the-verge-of-another-civil-war/

LI Jiayu, '对话大卫·阿米蒂奇 重构历史中的“内”战,' Beijing News Weekly (26 May 2018), B10: http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2018-05/26/content_721124.htm?div=-1

Manuel Lucena Giraldo, 'Entrevista: David Armitage, la guerra y sus historias,' ABC Cultural, 1336 (30 June 2018): 14-15.

Joe Muscolino, 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Civil Wars,' Signature (14 March 2017): http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/03/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-a...

Michele Nicholasen, ‘From Rome to Rwanda: The Centuries-Long Effort to Define Civil War,’ Epicenter (6 March 2017): http://epicenter.wcfia.harvard.edu/blog/rome-rwanda-centuries-long-effort-define-civil-war

Anaclet Pons, ‘Las guerras civiles a lo largo de la historia,’ Clionauta (15 May 2017): https://clionauta.hypotheses.org/16948

Johan Schloemann, 'Eigene Feinde,' Süddeutsche Zeitung (24 January 2017): 9.

Supriya Sharma, 'David Armitage at JLF 2017: US President's Instability Could End Peace Since WWII,' Hindustan Times (22 January 2017): http://www.hindustantimes.com/books/david-armitage-at-jlf-2017-us-presid...

Tavis Smiley, 'Historian and Author David Armitage,' The Tavis Smiley Show (13 April 2017): http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/historian-author-david-ar...

Álvaro Soto, '"La guerra civil se ha convertido en la forma de violencia más destructiva",' Las Provincias (30 March 2018): http://www.lasprovincias.es/culturas/libros/guerra-civil-convertido-2018...

Vibe Termansen, Firehundredårskrigen,’ Weekendavisen, 34 (25 August 2017): 89.

Kate Tuttle, ‘What We Mean When We Say Civil War,’ The Boston Globe (3 February 2017): https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2017/02/02/what-mean-when-say-civil-war/9F6Y7NkM8GIR0olKNO7EII/story.html

Reviews:

Mason Abu El Hob, 'It is the Time of Civil Wars,' Elaph (6 October 2017): http://elaph.com/Web/Culture/2017/10/1170741.html

Rachad Antonius and Olivier Kemeid, 'Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!,' Radio-Canada (16 May 2017): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw7a92ZEBwQ

Valentina Arena, Nicholas McDowell, Anne Orford and Richard Whatmore, ‘Special Issue: David Armitage’s Civil Wars: A History in Ideas,’ Global Intellectual History, 1 (2017).

Corrado Augias, 'Quando el nemico è tuo fratello,' Repubblica TV (16 October 2017): https://video.repubblica.it/rubriche/racconti-di-corrado-augias/racconti...

Bryan Banks, 'Revolutionary Review: Armitage's Civil Wars: A History in Ideas,' Age of Revolutions (10 April 2017): https://ageofrevolutions.com/2017/04/10/revolutionary-review-armitages-c...

Jens Bartelson, Julián Casanova, Carsten Hjort Lange, Patricia Owens and Benjamin Straumann, ‘Book Forum: David Armitage, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas,’ Critical Analysis of Law, 4, 2 (Fall 2017), 129-89: http://cal.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/cal/index

John Batchelor, 'Is America in a State of Civil War?,' The Daily Beast (7 August 2017): http://www.thedailybeast.com/is-america-in-a-state-of-civil-war

John Batchelor, 'Civil Wars, by David Armitage--Highly Readable and Intellectually Important,' The John Batchelor Show (25 January 2018): https://player.fm/series/the-john-batchelor-show-96788/civil-wars-by-dav...

'Il conflitto più folle,' BBC History Italia (August 2017), 95.

Laurence Broadhurst, 'Mechanics of Civil Wars Masterfully Detailed,' Winnipeg Free Press (19 August 2017): https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/mechanics-of-civil-wars-masterfully-detailed-441069693.htmlWilliam Bushnell, 'Military Professional Reading Lists,' Military Officers Association of America (July 2017): http://www.moaa.org/readinglist/

Mauro Campus, 'Guerre civili e impatto generazionale,' Il Sole 24 Ore (24 September 2017): 29.

Luca G. Castellin, ‘Il concetto di bellum civile nella storia del pensiero politico,’ Storia del pensiero politico, 3 (September-December 2017): 483-86.

Bryce Christensen, Booklist, 113, 7 (December 2016): 11-12 (starred review).

Linda Colley, New York Review of Books, 64, 10 (8 June 2017): 42-43; http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/06/08/what-gets-called-civil-war/

John M. Collins, Reviews in History (27 July 2017): http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/2142

Patrick Cronin, ‘Holiday Reading List,’ War on the Rocks (24 November 2017): https://warontherocks.com/2017/11/2017-war-rocks-holiday-reading-list/

Saul David, Prospect, 254 (May 2017): 76; https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/books-in-brief-civil-wars-by...

Eoin Dillon, History Ireland, 25, 4 (July/August 2017): 67.

Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor (6 March 2017): http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2017/0306/Civil-Wars-conside...

Taylor Downing, Military History Monthly, 81 (June 2017): 60.

Rhys Dubin, Foreign Policy (29 December 2017): http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/12/29/the-bookshelf-december-2017/#armitage

Scott Duinstra, Library Journal, 142, 1 (1 January 2017): 103.

Sasha Durakov, 'Global Uncivil War,' The Belli Research Institute (4 December 2017): https://belliresearchinstitute.com/2017/12/04/global-uncivil-war/

'Brother Against Brother,' The Economist (11-17 February 2017), 72: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21716595-historian-excavate...

Omar El Akkad, 'Divided We Fall,' The Globe and Mail (18 February 2017), R16: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/david-a...

Richard English, Irish Historical Studies, 41, 160 (November 2017): 286-87.

Ronald H. Fritze, 'Defining Civil War Too Complex,' The Decatur Daily (12 March 2017): http://www.decaturdaily.com/life/books/book-review-defining-civil-war-to...

Juan Francisco Fuentes, ‘El arte de la guerra civil,’ Revista de Libros (3 May 2017): http://www.revistadelibros.com/discusion/el-arte-de-la-guerra-civil

Gong Xiang Xiang, '曖昧的內戰概念史,' CUP  (Hong Kong) (17 February 2017): http://www.cup.com.hk/2017/02/17/history-of-idea-of-civil-war/

John Gray, 'Terms of Engagement,' Literary Review, 451 (March 2017), 19-20: https://literaryreview.co.uk/terms-of-engagement

James A. Harris, 'Essentially Political: A Review of Civil Wars: A History in Ideas by David Armitage,' Global Intellectual History, 3 (2018): https://doi.org/10.1080/23801883.2018.1460912

William Anthony Hay, 'What Makes Civil Wars Different,' Law and Liberty (21 February 2018): http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/02/21/what-makes-civil-wars-different/

Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal, 141, 16 (1 October 2016): 60: http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2016/08/prepub/picks/nobel-prize-winner-coetzee-civil-war-as-concept-barbaras-picks-feb-2017-pt-4/.

Izidor Janžekovič, Teorija in Praksa, 54, 6 (2017): 1101-04.

Izidor Janžekovič, 'It's All Very Complicated,' Versopolis (22 November 2017): http://www.versopolis.com/review/510/it-s-all-very-complicated

Ed Jones, 'The Impossible Grammar of Civil War,' LSE Review of Books (20 June 2017): http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2017/07/19/long-read-review-the-...

Duncan Kelly, 'What's in a Name?: A Review of Civil Wars: A History in Ideas by David Armitage,' Global Intellectual History, 3 (2018): https://doi.org/10.1080/23801883.2018.1492277

Andrew Kent, 'What is a Civil War?,' Lawfare Blog (28 March 2017): https://lawfareblog.com/what-civil-war

Kirkus Reviews, 84, 23 (1 December 2016).

Paschalis Kitromilides, ‘Ο εμφύλιος πόλεμος ως ιδέα και ως ιστορία,’ Το Βήμα (8-9 July 2017): http://www.tovima.gr/books-ideas/article/?aid=890546; Finnish trans., Res Publica (11 July 2017): http://www.respublica.al/node/56396

Marilyn Lake, Australian Book Review, 397 (December 2017): https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/4471-20...

Sanford Levinson, History Book Club (February 2017): https://historybookclub.com/catalog/product/5201-CIVIL-WARS-A-HISTORY-IN...

Troy Lewis, Military Review (30 June 2017): http://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Military-Review/MR-Book-Reviews/...

Karen R. Long, Newsday (1 March 2017): http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/civil-wars-review-harvard-his...

Manuel Lucena Giraldo, ABC Cultural, 1336 (30 June 2018): 14.

David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express (2 May 2017): http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29688-civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas-%...

David Madden, 'Life of the Mind,' The Key Reporter (15 May 2018): http://www.keyreporter.org/BookReviews/LifeOfTheMind/Details/2525.html

Mark Mazower, 'War or Peace? How the Battle Lines Became Blurred,' The Financial Times, 39447 (15-16 April 2017): https://www.ft.com/content/631c1324-1ebf-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c

Luke McKernan, ‘2017—The Year in Books’ (Book of the Year): http://lukemckernan.com/2017/12/18/2017-the-year-in-books/

Giuliano Milani, 'Conflitti in famiglia,' Internazionale (29 September 2017): 100.

Brett Miller, 'The Long Life of a Shattering and Complex Idea,' PopMatters (12 June 2017): http://www.popmatters.com/review/civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas-david-arm...

Keith Mines, 'When Brothers Fight,' The Foreign Service Journal, 95, 6 (July-August 2018): 100-01.

Michael Moran, ‘Hell of a Book,’ Carnegie Reporter (22 June 2017): https://medium.com/carnegie-reporter/hell-of-a-book-4e6f26324add

Damiano Palano, 'Dai Romani a oggi, gli abusi del concetto di "guerra civile",' L'Avvenire (5 January 2018): 15.

Barbara Palla, 'Guerre civili internationalizzate: analisi di un meccanismo contemporaneo,' La Rivista Culturale (23 March 2018): http://larivistaculturale.com/2018/03/23/evoluzione-delle-guerre-civili-...

Massimilano Passarari, 'Guerra civile, un eterno ritorno che l'umanitá può evitare,' La Stampa (10 August 2017), 23: http://www.lastampa.it/2017/08/10/cultura/guerra-civile-un-eterno-ritorn...

F. S. Pearson, Choice, 54, 11 (August 2017): 1847.

Ralph Peterson, San Francisco Book Review (June 2017): https://sanfranciscobookreview.com/product/civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas/

Publishers Weekly, 263, 46 (14 November 2016): 41 (starred review): http://bit.ly/2fMZ4gw

Radio Viña del Mar, '2017 en libros: historias e historiografías para destacar' (27 December 2017): https://www.radiovinadelmar.cl/archivo/973

Srinath Raghavan, 'Decoding the Idea of a Civil War,' Livemint (19 March 2017): http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/Wrq4xuXJSs2Q8rnBwBfUEP/Decoding-the-idea...

Thomas E. Ricks, 'New and Noteworthy Books in Military History, from Afghanistan to Waterloo,' New York Times Book Review (26 May 2017): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/books/review/military-history.html?_r=0

Claudio Risè, 'Tutti i conflitti di oggi sono figli dei popoli senza una vera nazione,' Il Giornale (20 September 2017), 25: http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/spettacoli/tutti-i-conflitti-oggi-sono-fig...

Rafael Rojas, 'No todas las guerras civiles,' Letras Libres (1 March 2018): https://www.letraslibres.com/mexico/revista/no-todas-las-guerras-civiles

Addie Schulte, 'Civil Wars--David Armitage,' Boekenstrijd (16 July 2017): http://www.boekenstrijd.nl/geschiedenis/civil-wars-david-armitage/

Addie Schulte, ‘Zeg maar burgeroorlog: burgers in de aanval, bestuur in de verdediging,’ De Nederlandse Boekengids (11 June 2018): 8-9.

Philip Seib, 'Civil or Not--Does the Name of War Matter?,' Dallas Morning News (24 February 2017): http://www.dallasnews.com/arts/books/2017/02/24/civil-wars-david-armitag...

James J. Sheehan, 'Contested Conflicts,' The Times Literary Supplement, 5975 (6 October 2017), 36: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private/contested-conflicts-civil-war

Zachary C. Shirkey, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 48, 3 (Winter 2017): 394-95.

Scott Spillman, 'War, Civil War, or Revolution,' The New Republic (30 August 2017): https://newrepublic.com/article/144603/war-civil-war-revolution

Jorge Tamames, 'Definiendo la guerra civil,' Estudios de politica exterior (25 May 2018): https://www.politicaexterior.com/articulos/libros-4/definiendo-la-guerra...

Jan Tattenberg, e-International Relations (19 May 2017): http://www.e-ir.info/2017/05/19/review-civil-war-a-history-in-ideas/

Paul Taunton, 'What We Learned from David Armitage's Civil Wars, the Most Destructive Form of Human Violence,' National Post (10 February 2017): http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/books/what-we-learned-from-david-armit...

Vibe Termansen, 'Brødre mod brødre,' Weekendavisen (30 June 2017), 7: https://www.pressreader.com/denmark/weekendavisen/20170630/282256665510804

Orlando Trinchi, 'Ma davvero esistono guerre civili?,' Pagina 99 (14 July 2017): https://www.donzelli.it/download.php?id=VTJGc2RHVmtYMSsyemVIdjBmM2RkMzhn...

Hernando Valencia Villa, 'El conflicto primario,' infoLibre (20 April 2018): https://www.infolibre.es/noticias/los_diablos_azules/2018/04/20/las_guer...

Wouter van Dijk, 'De geschiedenis van het denken over burgeroorlog,' Athenaeum Boekhandel (10 April 2017): http://www.athenaeum.nl/recensies/2017/de-geschiedenis-van-het-denken-ov... Hereditas Nexus (27 September 2017): http://www.hereditasnexus.com/civil-wars-david-armitage/#more-6607

Phil Vernon, 'Are Politics Civil War by Other Means?,' Philvernon.net (16 March 2017): https://philvernon.net/2017/03/16/are-politics-simply-civil-war-by-other...

Jennifer M. Welsh, International Journal, 73, 1 (March 2018): 178-80.

Sean Wilson, ‘Midwinter Book Picks,’ CBC All in a Day (6 February 2017): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/allinaday/midwinter-picks-from-the-book-panel-1.3969579

John Fabian Witt, 'Fighting Words,' The New Rambler (6 March 2017): http://newramblerreview.com/book-reviews/history/fighting-words

 

 

 

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