The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present

The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present

by Jay Winter, Antoine Prost
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521850835

ISBN-13: 9780521850834

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A vast amount of literature has emerged on the First World War and its repercussions since the Armistice. Two leading historians therefore present this comparative analysis of the ways in which the history has been written and interpreted. Identifying three generations of historians, literary scholars, film directors and writers who have commented upon the war,

Overview

A vast amount of literature has emerged on the First World War and its repercussions since the Armistice. Two leading historians therefore present this comparative analysis of the ways in which the history has been written and interpreted. Identifying three generations of historians, literary scholars, film directors and writers who have commented upon the war, they assess social and cultural interpretations as well as diplomatic and military studies, seen primarily through the eyes of French, German and British writers.

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ISBN-13:
9780521850834
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series, #21
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Three historiographical configurations; 2. Politicians and diplomats: why war and for what aims?; 3. Generals and ministers: who commanded and how?; 4. Soldiers: how did they wage war?; 5. Businessmen, industrialists and bankers: how was the economic war waged?; 6. Workers: did war prevent or provoke revolution?; 7. Civilians: how did they make war and survive it?; 8. Agents of memory: how did people live between remembrance and forgetting?; 9. The Great War in history; Bibliography; Index.

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