PREWArAs is a very ambitious project. It covers about 25 years of European history and analyses the political, social and cultural features of armed associations acting in the most important nation-states of that period: France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Moreover, it deals with a wide topic: the definition of armed associations refers to a wide range of different groups which experienced violence and armed politics in very different ways.
Due to the innovativeness of its topic, chronology and methodology, its large comparative scale and interdisciplinary approach, the substantial lack of any specific literature on this period, the broad topic it deals with, and the promising ground-breaking objectives and outcomes.
However, these results would be of limited use if they were not properly and effectively circulated within the academic community and indeed the public at large. Along with monographs and articles in international journals, the project team will organise international conferences and series of seminars to discuss the results of the project, which will also be presented through this website.