The 20th century in Europe.
Casanova considers from an innovative point of view and applying a comparative analysis the relevance of Central and Eastern Europe in the narration of violence policies in the twentieth century. It takes as its starting point the explosive effect of colonialism before 1914, considered the relevance of ethnic nationalism, racism and social Darwinism as seeds of the Great War.
Beyond the consequences of World War I most disclosed by historians, this research incorporates less studied topics such as: sexual violence, the role of women in resistance, terrorism and concentration camps, the explotation of children in wars and the return of public executions after World War II. And already in the second half of the twentieth century, insurrections against Soviet domination, the impact of all those dictatorships, until the genocidal war of the 90s in the former Yugoslavia.