Great Men and Large Numbers: Undertheorising a History of Mass Killing

  title={Great Men and Large Numbers: Undertheorising a History of Mass Killing},
  author={Thomas K{\"u}hne},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  pages={133 - 143}
  • Thomas Kühne
  • Published 29 March 2012
  • History
  • Contemporary European History
Scholarship is not only about gaining new insights or establishing accurate knowledge but also about struggling for political impact and for market shares – shares of public or private funds, of academic jobs, of quotations by peers, and of media performances. Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands fights for recentring contemporary European history.1 No longer, his new book implies, should the centre of that history be Germany, which initiated two world wars and engaged with three genocides; even less… 
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