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04.12.2018

Ανοιχτό Σεμινάριο Οικονομικής Ιστορίας. Siniša Malešević (University College, Dublin): "In the Shadow of Organised Death: The Rise of Violence in History"

Τρίτη, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2018, ώρα: 18:00. Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΕΚΠΑ.

The two total wars of early 20th century have usually been regarded as the most destructive conflicts ever fought on this planet. The scale of destruction and deaths caused by these two wars have occasionally been characterised as unusual and rather exceptional in world history. For example, Steven Pinker (2018, 2011) interprets the violence of this period as an aberration that goes against the long-term historical trends towards ever more peaceful world. However, in this paper I aim to challenge such interpretations. I argue that the two total wars were not an exception but were in fact a culmination of the long-term social dynamics of organised violence. More specifically I focus on the historical relationship between violence and social development and aim to show how the proliferation of organised violence is closely tied with the expansion of organisational and ideological powers and their ability to penetrate the networks of micro-solidarity.