A Companion to World War I

A Companion to World War I

by John Horne
     
 

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A Companion to the First World War brings together an international team of distinguished historians who provide a series of original and thought-provoking essays on one of the most devastating events in modern history.
  • Comprises 38 essays by leading scholars who analyze the current state of historical scholarship on the First World War

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A Companion to the First World War brings together an international team of distinguished historians who provide a series of original and thought-provoking essays on one of the most devastating events in modern history.

  • Comprises 38 essays by leading scholars who analyze the current state of historical scholarship on the First World War
  • Provides extensive coverage spanning the pre-war period, the military conflict, social, economic, political, and cultural developments, and the war's legacy
  • Offers original perspectives on themes as diverse as strategy and tactics, war crimes, science and technology, and the arts
  • Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Selected as CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 - 3.01.12

"This is why books such as A companion to World War I are so valuable." (Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 16 November 2011)

'The recipe for this volume's success is simple:  take 30 or so of today's leading specialists, provide them with five broad categories in which to articulate their understanding of this conflict, insist that bibliography be a priority, and oversee the project with a scholar who is himself a respected, widely published authority.  The book's 38 essays are grouped to treat five aspects of the struggle:  origins, conduct, culture, a survey of the major individual states involved, and a finale that treats the peace conference and the war's aftermath....[A] superb one-stop portal into the period.'  Choice  

'Horne is to be congratulated for editing such a disparate group of essays into a cohesive whole'.  Reviews in History 

'This substantial and comprehensive work is an important contribution to the literature of a conflict central to the history of the modern world.' Reference Reviews 

'In its scope, its detail and the quality of scholarship and writing, this book certainly fulfils the aims of the Blackwell Companions in presenting up-to-date research in a way that is accessible for both those studying the subject and those with a general interest . It will provide both with a useful resource, but is perhaps most effective as a resource used by students on courses dealing with the war or modern conflicts more broadly, providing potted histories of important aspects of the Great War across the globe. The attention given to fronts other than France and Flanders, and nations other than those that fought there, is both laudable and effective, a useful corrective the Euro-centrism that often affects English-language works on the Great War.' H-Soz-u-Kult

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118275801
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2011
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History , #25
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

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From the Publisher
Selected as CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 - 3.01.12

'The recipe for this volume's success is simple: take 30 or so of today's leading specialists, provide them with five broad categories in which to articulate their understanding of this conflict, insist that bibliography be a priority, and oversee the project with a scholar who is himself a respected, widely published authority. The book's 38 essays are grouped to treat five aspects of the struggle: origins, conduct, culture, a survey of the major individual states involved, and a finale that treats the peace conference and the war's aftermath....[A] superb one-stop portal into the period.' Choice

'Horne is to be congratulated for editing such a disparate group of essays into a cohesive whole'. Reviews in History

'This substantial and comprehensive work is an important contribution to the literature of a conflict central to the history of the modern world.' Reference Reviews

'In its scope, its detail and the quality of scholarship and writing, this book certainly fulfils the aims of the Blackwell Companions in presenting up-to-date research in a way that is accessible for both those studying the subject and those with a general interest . It will provide both with a useful resource, but is perhaps most effective as a resource used by students on courses dealing with the war or modern conflicts more broadly, providing potted histories of important aspects of the Great War across the globe. The attention given to fronts other than France and Flanders, and nations other than those that fought there, is both laudable and effective, a useful corrective the Euro-centrism that often affects English-language works on the Great War.' H-Soz-u-Kult

Meet the Author

John Horne is Professor of Modern European History at Trinity College, Dublin, and a member of the Research Centre at the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, France. He has published widely on the history of the Great War and of twentieth-century France, including Labour at War: France and Britain, 1914-1918 (ed., 1991), State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War (1997) and (with Alan Kramer), Germany Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial (2001), which has appeared in French and German.

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