Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War is an unrivalled historical source and reference work. Written by prominent historians and World War I experts from 15 countries, it offers surveys and descriptions, information and interpretations on people and events, countries, institutions, and ideas. It presents a thematic account of the military course of the Great War, its political, economic, social, and cultural history in 26 essays on the major belligerents, wartime society and culture, diplomatic and military events, and the historiography of the Great War. A dictionary section contains a further 650 shorter entries providing solid information on international relations, domestic politics, military technology, and wartime propaganda. It focuses on aspects like the cultural history of warfare that earlier military historians have considered marginal or irrelevant and showcases the work of many internationally recognized experts. Its international scope is what truly sets it apart from similar volumes. Features• International scope: showcasing the work of recognized World War I experts from 15 countries• Unrivalled reference work: in 26 substantial essays on the major belligerents, wartime society and culture, diplomatic and military events, and the historiography of the Great War• Solid, up-to-date information in 650 shorter entries on international relations, domestic politics, military technology, and wartime propaganda• Free sample fascicle available
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About the Author
Gerhard Hirschfeld is Director of the Library for Contemporary History (Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte) and Professor of Modern History at the University of Stuttgart. From 2000 to 2010, he was President of the International Committee for the History of the Second World War.Gerd Krumeich has been Professor of Modern History at the University of Freiburg and at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf. He is cofounder of the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne and vice-chairman of the International Research Center of the Historial.Irina Renz is chief curator of the Archival Collections (including the World War I archive) of the Library for Contemporary History in Stuttgart.James S. Corum is Dean of the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia.
Table of Contents
Table of ContentsForeword … viiForeword to the Revised Edition … viiiEssays …1States … 3 Germany: Wolfgang J. Mommsen …5 France: Jean-Jacques Becker …18 Belgium: Laurence van Ypersele …28 Great Britain: Jay Winter …33 Austria-Hungary: Manfried Rauchensteiner …44 Russia: Dittmar Dahlmann …63 Italy: Mario Isnenghi …72 USA: Ronald Schaffer …78Social Aspects of the War .. …87 Women: Ute Daniel …89 Children and Adolescents: Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau …103 Workers: Dick Geary …108 Soldiers: Benjamin Ziemann …118 Scientists: Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg …129 War Literature: Bernd Hüppauf …135 Religion: Annette Becker …146 Propaganda: Michael Jeismann …151 Medicine: Wolfgang U. Eckart & Christoph Gradmann …161 War Economy: Hans-Peter Ullmann …169The Course of the War …181 The Way into War: Jost Dülffer …183 From a European War to World War: Stig Förster …190 The Military Strategy of the Central Powers: Wilhelm Deist …195 The Military Strategy of the Entente: Hew Strachan …213 Martial Law and War Crimes: Alan Kramer …220 The End of the First World War: Klaus Schwabe …230Historiography …239 Writing the History of the First World War: Gerd Krumeich & Gerhard Hirschfeld …241 The World War Research Program of the GDR: Fritz Klein …250Encyclopedia …253-1050Time Line 1914–1918 Contributors Index Persons Places Credits