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The Great War in history : debates and controversies, 1914 to the present

Author: J M Winter; Antoine Prost
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, no. 21.
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"Since the Armistice, a vast literature has been produced on the First World War and its repercussions. For the first time, 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Winter; Antoine Prost
ISBN: 0521850835 9780521850834 0521616336 9780521616331
OCLC Number: 60323391
Description: viii, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Three historiographical configurations --
Politicians and diplomats: why war and for what aims? --
Generals and ministers: who commanded and how? --
Soldiers: how did they wage war? --
Businessmen, industrialists, and bankers: how was the economic war waged? --
Workers: did war prevent or provoke revolution? --
Civilians: how did they make war and survive it? --
Agents of memory: how did people live between remembrance and forgetting? --
The great war in history.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, no. 21.
Other Titles: Penser la grande guerre.
Responsibility: Jay Winter and Antoine Prost.
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