1st Edition

Revolution and (Post) War, 1917-1922 Spring and Autumn in Europe and the World

Edited By Clara Serrano, Sergio Neto Copyright 2024
    176 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on the Russian Revolution of 1917, the legacy of the First World War, and Mussolini and Italian fascism – offering an important overview of the major themes of the early 20th century.

    Using a methodical approach and employing a wide range of sources, the nine chapters provide a re-analysis and synthesis of these three major subjects and looks at how the world was reshaped during the period of 1917–1922. This volume also discusses lesser-known subjects in Anglo-Saxon historiography: the effects of the Russian Revolution in Spain and in the Islamic world, as well as the consequences of the Portuguese participation in the First World War in Africa, and the German memory of that conflict. By linking these themes, this book sheds a light on how since the early 21st century we have witnessed a rise of populism and extremism.

    Dealing with one of the most paradigmatic periods of Contemporary History, this book is essential for scholars and students of History, International Relations, Postcolonial Studies, and African Studies programs, as well as librarians and diplomats, and for advanced training institutions, peacebuilding organizations, international NGOs, and the wider public.

    1. Debates and controversies. Historiographies around 1917
    2. Nicolas Werth

    3. The influence of the Russian Revolution in Spain
    4. Josep Sánchez i Cervelló

    5. The impact of the Russian Revolution across the Muslim world: from the winds of freedom to geopolitical changes
    6. Jaume Camps Girona

    7. The most important of the arts: the October Revolution and film production
    8. Sérgio Dias Branco

    9. 1918, a decisive year – five core processes for the advancement of the October Revolution
    10. Rui Bebiano

    11. The historical legacy of the Great War
    12. Gerhard Hirschfeld

    13. The First World War in Mozambique: cultural encounters between civilians and militaries
    14. Ana Paula Pires

    15. The (re)discussion of the Portuguese colonial heritage after the end of the First World War
    16. José Luís Lima Garcia

    17. Benito Mussolini, the first modern dictator: child of Italy’s war?

    Richard Bosworth


    Clara Isabel Serrano is Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra and Researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (CEIS20). Her main research areas are the political and cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries, European perceptions and identities, and didactics of History.

    Sérgio Neto is Research Fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (CEIS20) and Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. His academic background includes research experience in several fields of humanities, with emphasis on the (anti)colonial question, the literature of the First World War, and the didactics of History.