The Great War in History
Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present
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Great War in History by Dr Jay Winter
Book DescriptionSince the Armistice, a vast literature has been produced on the First World War and its repercussions. In this 2005 book, two leading historians from the United States and France have produced a fully comparative analysis of the ways in which this history has been written and interpreted. The book identifies three generations of historians, literary scholars, film directors and writers who have commented upon the war. Through a thematic structure, it assesses not only diplomatic and military studies but also the social and cultural interpretations of the Great War as seen primarily through the eyes of French, German and British writers. It provides a fascinating case study of the practice of history in the twentieth century and of the enduring importance of the national lens in shaping historical narrative. This interesting study will prove invaluable reading to scholars and students in history, war studies, European history and international relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521850834
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr Jay Winter
Anglo-French Attitudes, Paperback (September 2014)
This collection of essays written by scholars from a variety of disciplines is about a favourite game of Anglo-French intellectual life since the eighteenth century: the game of cultural transfers and comparisons between English and French intellectuals themselves.
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning, Paperback (May 2014)
This 'collective remembrance' of the Great War reassesses one of the critical episodes in twentieth-century cultural history.
Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 1, Global War, Hardback (January 2014)» View all books by Dr Jay Winter
A comprehensive and authoritative new account of the military history of the First World War.
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Author Biography - Dr Jay Winter
Jay Winter is Professor of History at Yale University. He is a specialist on the First World War and its impact on the 20th century. His numerous publications include Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1996) and 1914-1918. The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1998). Antoine Prost is Professor of History at the Universite de Paris I. He is the author and editor of several books, including Republican Identities in War and Peace, Representations of France in the 19th and 20th Centuries (2002) and The Emergence of European Trade Unionism (with Jean-Louis Robert and Chris Wrigley, 2004).
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