A hundred years of world history

Original Title: Krieg

Hardcover with jacket, 368 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 14 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-421-04767-0
€ 24.00 [D] | € 24.70 [A] | CHF 33.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: October 4, 2017
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Gregor  Schöllgen - War


The varied faces of the major 20th century wars, described by the renowned historian

If one wants to understand the complex and conflict-fraught present day one has to understand the past. The history of the last 100 years is the history of worldwide wars that are linked with each other.

Gregor Schöllgen gives a vivid account of the most important conflicts and political divides that have been dominating global events up until now. Taking as a starting point the Russian revolution of 1917, which laid the foundation for the global disputes of the following decades, he describes the many varied faces of war: revisions and interventions, robbery and annexations, cleansing and destruction, flight and displacement right up into the present day. The book also supplies unusual access by outlining the biggest trends and significant events according to theme.

"An outstanding panorama of history, and a political polemic […] Gregor Schöllgen masterfully analyzes complex interrelationships in a narrative style that is just as masterful while forgoing any simplistic conclusions."

Süddeutsche Zeitung


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