Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914-1919 / Edition 1

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914-1919 / Edition 1

by Jay Winter, Jean-Louis Robert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052166814X

ISBN-13: 9780521668149

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This ambitious volume marks a huge step in our understanding of the social history of the Great War. The authors have compiled a vast array of data and have drawn an original and coherent portrait of European cities at war. Contributors from several fields bring an interdisciplinary approach to the book, and represent the best of recent scholarship. One of the few

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This ambitious volume marks a huge step in our understanding of the social history of the Great War. The authors have compiled a vast array of data and have drawn an original and coherent portrait of European cities at war. Contributors from several fields bring an interdisciplinary approach to the book, and represent the best of recent scholarship. One of the few truly comparative works on the Great War, this volume will transform social studies of the conflict and is likely to become a model for research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521668149
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
644
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Premises: 1. Paris, London, Berlin, 1914–1919: capital cities at war Jay Winter; 2. Paris, London, Berlin on the eve of the war Jean-Louis Robert; Part II. The Social Relations of Sacrifice: 3. Lost generations: the impact of military casualties on Paris, London and Berlin Adrian Gregory; 4. The image of the profiteer Jean-Louis Robert; Part III. The Social Relations of Labour: 5. The transition to war in 1914 Jon Lawrence; 6. Labour market and industrial mobilization, 1915–1917 Thierry Bonzon; 7. The transition to peace, 1918–1919 Joshua Cole; Part IV. The Social Relations of Incomes: 8. Material pressures on the middle classes 1914–1918 Jon Lawrence; 9. Wages and purchasing power Jonathan Manning; 10. Transfer payments and social policy Thierry Bonzon; Part V. The Social Relations of Consumption: 11. Feeding the cities Thierry Bonzon; 12. Surviving the war: life expectation, illness, and mortality rates in Paris, London, and Berlin, 1914–1919: coal and the metropolis Armin Triebel; 13. Housing Susanna Magri; Part VI. Urban Demography in Wartime: 14. The 'other war' I: protecting public health Catherine Rollet; 15. The 'other war' II: setbacks in public health Catherine Rollet; 16. Surviving the war Jay Winter; 17. Conclusion: towards a social history of capital cities at war Jay Winter and Jean-Louis Robert; Statistical appendices; Tables; Bibliography.

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