European Culture in the Great War
The Arts, Entertainment and Propaganda, 1914-1918
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European Culture in the Great War by Aviel Roshwald
Book DescriptionIt is commonplace to refer to the First World War as an historical watershed, but the nature of that great cataclysm's impact upon European society and culture remains a hotly debated topic. Many recent works have dealt with the Great War's role in shaping artistic and intellectual modernism and with the social history of the war. Yet the English-language literature remains dominated by a disproportionate emphasis on the western European experience. This book redresses the balance by giving equal attention to the countries of eastern and central Europe, and distinguishes itself by focusing specifically on cultural change during the course of the war, as distinct from the after-effects and memories of the conflict.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521013246
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aviel Roshwald
Endurance of Nationalism, Paperback (September 2006)
A major new study of the ancient roots of nationalism and its enduring power in the modern world.
Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empires, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Aviel Roshwald
An examination of the critical dilemmas of nationalist politics in the First World War. It proposes that the war catapulted nationalist movements into positions of authority well before they were ready culturally or politically.
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Author Biography - Aviel Roshwald
Aviel Roshwald is Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and Modern Dilemmas (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His previous publications include Estranged Bedfellows: Britain and France in the Middle East during the Second World War (1990) and Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empires: Central Europe, Russia and the Middle East, 1914-1923 (2001). He is co-editor, with Richard Stites, of European Culture during the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment, and Propaganda, 1914-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
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