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Robert Gerwarth was born in Berlin and educated at Oxford where he also held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has been Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin and Director of UCD's Centre for War Studies since 2009. He is the author of several monographs and edited books on modern European history, most recently of a biography on Reinhard Heydrich.
John Horne was educated in Australia and Britain, and has taught modern European history for many years at Trinity College Dublin. He has published extensively on French history and on the comparative and transnational history of the Great War. He is a member of the board of the Centre for Research at the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Peronne, a founder member of EurohistXX, the research consortium in contemporary European history, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Table of Contents
1. Paramilitarism in Europe after the Great War: An Introduction, Robert Gerwarth and John Horne
Part I: Revolution and Counter-Revolution
2. Paramilitary Violence in Russia's Civil Wars, 1918-1920, William G. Rosenberg
3. Bolshevism as Fantasy: Fear of Revolution and Counter-Revolutionary Violence, 1917-1923, Robert Gerwarth and John Horne
4. Fighting the Red Beast: Counter-Revolutionary Violence in the Defeated States of Central Europe, Robert Gerwarth
5. Revolution, Civil War, and Terror in Finland in 1918, Pertty Haapala and Marko Tikka
6. Paramilitary Violence in Italy: The Rationale of Fascism and the Origins of Totalitarianism, Emilio Gentile
Part II: Nations, Borderlands, and Ethnic Violence
7. Bands of Nation Builders? Insurgency and Ideology in the Ukrainian Civil War, Serhy Yekelchyk
8. Turning Citizens into Soldiers: Baltic Paramilitary Movements after the Great War, Tomas Balkelis
9. The Origins, Attributes, and Legacies of Paramilitary Violence in the Balkans, John Paul Newman
10. Paramilitary Violence in the Collapsing Ottoman Empire, Ugur Umit Ungor
11. Soldiers to Civilians, Civilians to Soldiers: Poland and Ireland after the First World War, Julia Eichenberg
12. The British Culture of Paramilitary Violence in the Irish War of Independence, Anne Dolan
13. Defending Victory: Paramilitary Politics in France, 1918-1926. A Counter-example, John Horne