The Cambridge History of the First World War

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Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of the First World War explores the social and cultural history of the war and considers the role of civil society throughout the conflict; that is to say those institutions and practices outside the state through which the war effort was waged. Drawing on 25 years of historical scholarship, it sheds new light on culturally significant issues such as how families and medical authorities adapted to the challenges of war and the shift that occurred in gender roles and behaviour ...

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The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 3, Civil Society

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Overview

Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of the First World War explores the social and cultural history of the war and considers the role of civil society throughout the conflict; that is to say those institutions and practices outside the state through which the war effort was waged. Drawing on 25 years of historical scholarship, it sheds new light on culturally significant issues such as how families and medical authorities adapted to the challenges of war and the shift that occurred in gender roles and behaviour that would subsequently reshape society. Adopting a transnational approach, this volume surveys the war's treatment of populations at risk, including refugees, minorities and internees, to show the full extent of the disaster of war and, with it, the stubborn survival of irrational kindness and the generosity of spirit that persisted amidst the bitterness at the heart of warfare, with all its contradictions and enduring legacies.

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Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He came to Yale from Cambridge where he took his doctorate and where he taught history from 1979 to 2001 and was a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995); Remembering War (2006) and Dreams of Peace and Freedom (2006). In 1997, he received an Emmy award for the best documentary series of the year as co-producer and co-writer of 'The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century', an eight-hour series broadcast on PBS and the BBC, and shown subsequently in 28 countries. He is one of the founders of the Historial de la grande guerre, the international museum of the Great War, in Péronne, Somme, France. His biography of René Cassin, written with Antoine Prost, published by Fayard in French in 2011, will appear in an English edition in 2013, published by Cambridge University Press.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Volume 3 Jay Winter; Part I. Private Life: Introduction to Part I Jay Winter and Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau; 1. The couple Martha Hanna; 2. Children Manon Pignot; 3. Families Jay Winter; Part II. Gender at Home: Introduction to Part II John Horne and Jay Winter; 4. War work Laura Lee Downs; 5. Gender at home Susan R. Grayzel; 6. At the Front Margaret Higonnet; 7. Gender roles in killing zones Joanna Bourke; Part III. Populations at Risk: Introduction to Part III Heather Jones and Laurence Van Ypersele; 8. Refugees and exiles Peter Gatrell and Philippe Nivet; 9. Minorities Panikos Panayi; 10. Populations under occupation Sophie de Schaepdrijver; 11. Captive civilians Annette Becker; Part IV. Bodies in Pain: Introduction to Part IV Jay Winter and Anne Rasmussen; 12. Military medicine Leo van Bergen; 13. Shell shock Jay Winter; 14. The Spanish Flu Anne Rasmussen; 15. Mourning practices Joy Damousi; Part V. The Social History of Cultural Life: Introduction to Part V Nicolas Beaupre and Annette Becker; 16. Mobilising minds Anne Rasmussen; 17. Beliefs and religion Adrian Gregory; 18. Soldier-writers and poets Nicolas Beaupre; 19. Cinema Laurent Veray; 20. Arts Annette Becker; 21. War memorials Bruce Scates and Rebecca Wheatley; Part VI. A Reckoning: Costs and Outcomes: Introduction to Part VI Jay Winter; 22. The dead Antoine Prost; 23. The living John Horne; 24. The Great War at its centenary John Horne; 25. Visual essay: civil society Annette Becker.

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