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Mapping the Movement, Situating the Study

Srila Roy

in Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081722
eISBN:
9780199082223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the reader to the Naxalite movement, its history and historiography, and outlines the ethnographic context on which the book draws. It maps the movement particularly in terms ... More


Introduction

Matthew Rendle

in The State versus the People: Revolutionary Justice in Russia's Civil War, 1917-1922

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198840428
eISBN:
9780191876004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840428.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The introduction outlines the key themes that underpin the book, from the role of law in revolution and Bolshevik understandings of law to the ambiguous relationship between law and violence. Arguing ... More


Terrible Like an Earthquake: Violence as a “Revolution of the Earth”

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the debates surrounding two separate massacres that occurred in October 1791 and September 1792. The two massacres, although both ostensibly in favor of the Revolution, also ... More


Conclusion: Revolutionary Like Nature, Natural Like a Revolution

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It particularly focuses on the relationship between pro-revolutionary violence and nature in revolutionary rhetoric. ... More


The Meaning of European Social Development

István Bibó

in The Art of Peacemaking: Political Essays by István Bibó

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300203783
eISBN:
9780300210262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203783.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reviews “The Meaning of European Social Development,” a kind of philosophical testament recorded in 1971 and 1972. It discusses the notion of the common development of mankind, its ... More


The Tyranny of Idealistic Certitude and Imagined Utopias

Daniel Chirot

in You Say You Want a Revolution?: Radical Idealism and Its Tragic Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691193670
eISBN:
9780691199900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193670.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter argues that the more transformative the utopia, the more likely it was to meet inevitable, practical barriers. No utopia yet devised fully took into account the imperfections of normal ... More


Terror

Daniel Kupfert Heller

in Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174754
eISBN:
9781400888627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174754.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details Betar's activities in the twilight years of the Second Polish Republic. With Hitler's rise to power, a surge in anti-Jewish riots across Poland, and the escalating conflict ... More


The Sacralization of Politics

Alessandro Orsini

in Anatomy of the Red Brigades: The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449864
eISBN:
9780801460913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449864.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses one of the typical traits of the Red Brigades' mentality, the sacralization of politics. The Red Brigades have the task of redeeming people, showing them the way to salvation. ... More


Radicalism Imagined: Leftist Culture, Gender, and Revolutionary Violence, 1900–1920

Kirwin R. Shaffer

in Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037641
eISBN:
9780252094903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037641.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at the prolific supply of cultural productions by anarchists in Puerto Rico, including novels, plays, poetry, and short stories. In particular, the chapter focuses on two ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Rendle

in The State versus the People: Revolutionary Justice in Russia's Civil War, 1917-1922

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198840428
eISBN:
9780191876004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840428.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Conclusion outlines the various assessments of the impact and role of tribunals during the civil war. Starting with contemporary publications celebrating the important role of law as a ... More


From Peasants to Revolutionaries

Khatharya Um

in From the Land of Shadows: "War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479804733
eISBN:
9781479801978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804733.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Rather than looking at Khmer Rouge violence as an eruption of the irrational, this chapter analyzes the purposive nature of revolutionary violence, providing both structural and ideological ... More


The Great Fear: Stalin's Terror of the 1930s

James Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199695768
eISBN:
9780191778971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695768.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Between the winter of 1936 and the autumn of 1938, approximately three-quarters of a million Soviet citizens were subject to summary execution. More than a million others were sentenced to lengthy ... More


Departures

Mark Krasovic

in The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tracks two national figures’ flirtation with and ultimate rejection of the politics of community action. As a pivotal figure in Newark’s ERAP project, Tom Hayden had been involved in the ... More


Introduction

James Harris

in The Great Fear: Stalin's Terror of the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199695768
eISBN:
9780191778971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695768.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The introduction outlines the state of the historiography of the terror, discusses sources and lays out the core argument. It explores the significance of fear and violence in Russian politics before ... More


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