War Land on the Eastern Front
Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I
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War Land on the Eastern Front by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
Book DescriptionWar Land on the Eastern Front is a study of a hidden legacy of World War I: the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern front and the long-term effects of their encounter with Eastern Europe. It presents an 'anatomy of an occupation', charting the ambitions and realities of the new German military state there. Using hitherto neglected sources from both occupiers and occupied, official documents, propaganda, memoirs, and novels, it reveals how German views of the East changed during total war. New categories for viewing the East took root along with the idea of a German cultural mission in these supposed wastelands. After Germany's defeat, the Eastern front's 'lessons' were taken up by the Nazis, radicalized, and enacted when German armies returned to the East in World War II. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius's persuasive and compelling study fills a yawning gap in the literature of the Great War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521023900
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
German Myth of the East, Paperback (December 2010)
An examination of the various different expressions of the distinctive German 'myth of the East' that has been such a marked feature of German culture over the last two centuries, influencing German attitudes both to Eastern Europe itself and also to Germans' own sense of identity.
War Land on the Eastern Front, Hardback (May 2000)» View all books by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
This compelling study examines the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern front in World War I.
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