Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War / Edition 1

Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War / Edition 1

by Alan Kramer
ISBN-10:
0192803425
ISBN-13:
2900192803428
Pub. Date:
07/26/2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War / Edition 1

In the final week of August 1914, German occupying troops torched the medieval city of Louvain in Belgium, slaughtering hundreds of civilians and deliberately destroying its cultural heritage, including its world-famous university library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900192803428
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/26/2007
Series: Making of the Modern World Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations x

List of Maps xii

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction 1

1 The Burning of Louvain 6

2 The Radicalization of Warfare 31

3 The Warriors 69

4 German Singularity? 114

5 Culture and War 159

6 Trench Warfare and its Consequences 211

7 War, Bodies, and Minds 230

8 Victory, Trauma, and Post-War Disorder 268

Conclusion 328

Historiographical Note 339

Appendix Hague Convention (IV) Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907) 347

Notes 349

Bibliography 394

Sources and Acknowledgements for Illustrations 416

Index 419

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