Transnational Outrage: The Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell

Transnational Outrage: The Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell

by K. Pickles

Paperback(1st ed. 2007)

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The execution of British matron Edith Cavell by occupying German forces was portrayed by the allies as one of the key atrocities of the Great War. This book recovers and interprets the worldwide reaction to Cavell's death, exploring its contextual relationship within imperial and international history, as well women's history and gender history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137556189
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Katie Pickles is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and is the current President of the New Zealand Historical Association. She is the author of Female Imperialism and National Identity (2002, 2009) and Christchurch Ruptures (2015) and many essays and journal articles. She has edited five books, the most recent being with Catharine Coleborne, New Zealand's Empire (2015), and with David Monger and Sarah Murray, Endurance and the First World War (2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: ENDINGS 1. Pathway to Death: Arrest and Trial 2. Gendered Execution: Dying Like a Woman 3. Thrills of Horror and Waves of Outrage: Diffusing Propaganda 4. Who was this heroine?: Representation and Reality PART II: BEGINNINGS 5. The Geography of Stone: Placing Traditional Monuments 6. Homes and Hospitals: Locating Medical Memorials 7. The Legacy of Care: Women Helping Women 8. Cultural Imperialism and Naming: Embodied Spirits and Memory in the Landscape Conclusion Bibliography

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