Faculty of Arts


HISTORY 205

Bloodlands: Global Warfare


Description

HISTORY 205/309 covers the history of warfare and state violence in the period 1850-1950, marking a century of intense globalisation, industrialisation, social and political change.

Using case studies from around the globe, the course analyses a range of different types of warfare, including interstate warfare, revolutionary warfare ("people’s wars", warfare from below), imperial warfare and state violence more generally (including genocide), and places them within their historical context.

It asks questions about the origins (why was there war in this context?) and conduct (how did this war evolve?) of particular conflicts and the ways in which individuals and communities have experienced, shaped, thought about and represented warfare across time.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2020

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Maartje Abbenhuis

Points

HISTORY 205: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage I in History and 30 points passed or 30 points at Stage I in Global Politics and Human Rights

Restrictions

HISTORY 309


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