European Culture in the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment and Propaganda, 1914-1918 / Edition 1

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Overview

The First World War is commonly referred to as an historical watershed, and the nature of that great cataclysm's impact upon European society and culture remains a hotly debated topic. This book is a comparative study, with a broad coverage, enhanced by its interactive treatment of high culture, popular culture, and propaganda.

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"...this work succeeds admirably: the essays on Britain, France, and Germany are informative and often original, but the real strength of this collection rests in the attention it pays to the neglected regions and nations of east central Europe." Journal of Modern History
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Contains 14 contributions written by mostly US university-based historians addressing the ways in which WWI shaped artistic and intellectual modernism in Europe, as well as the culture, with an emphasis on the less-commonly addressed eastern and Central European experience. Coverage includes Russia, Poland, Austria, Hungary, the South Slavic lands, Bulgaria, and Romania, as well as much of Western Europe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Aviel Roshwald is Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and Modern Dilemmas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). His previous publications include Estranged Bedfellows: Britain and France in the Middle East during the Second World War (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990) and Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empires: Central Europe, Russia and the Middle East, 1914-1923 (London: Routledge, 2001). He is co-editor, with Richard Stites, of European Culture during the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment, and Propaganda, 1914-1918 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Days and nights in wartime Russia Richard Stites; 2. German culture in the Great War Peter Jelavich; 3. Culture in Poland during World War I Harold B. Segel; 4. Jewish cultural identity in Eastern and central Europe during the Great War Aviel Roshwald; 5. The tragic carnival: Austrian culture in the First World War Steven Beller; 6. Ambivalent patriots: Czech culture in the Great War Claire Nolte; 7. Culture in Hungary during World War I Joseph Held; 8. Culture in the south Slavic lands, 1914-1918 Andrew Wachtel; 9. Between apology and denial: Bulgarian culture during World War I Evelina Kelbetcheva; 10. Romania: war, occupation, liberation Maria Bucur; 11. Occupation, propaganda, and the idea of Belgium Sophie de Schaepdrijver; 12. Cultural life in France, 1914-1918 Marc Ferro; 13. The impact of World War I on Italian political culture Walter L. Adamson; 14. Popular culture in wartime Britain Jay Winter; Conclusion.

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