From Ancient Rome to the present day, the term “civil war” has been applied to myriad confrontations throughout history. In an increasingly interconnected world, the effects of these violent clashes reverberate across the globe. Surveying historic conflicts, including the American Civil War and the Vietnam War, as well as the contemporary crises in Syria and Iraq, acclaimed historian David Armitage explores the fraught origins and consequences of civil wars.
David Armitage is Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University and the author of Civil Wars: A History of Ideas.
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