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The Great War and medieval memory : war and remembrance in Britain and Germany, 1914-1940

Author: Stefan Göbel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, 23
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printView all editions and formats
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A comparative study of the cultural impact of the Great War on British and German societies. Taking medievalism as a mode of public commemorations as its focus, this book unravels the British and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Göbel
ISBN: 9780521123068 0521123062 9780521854153 0521854156
OCLC Number: 742203300
Notes: Originally published 2007.
Description: 357 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Catastrophe and continuity: the place of the war dead in history; 2. Mission and defence: the nature of the conflict; 3. Destruction and endurance: the war experience; 4. Chivalry and cruelty: the soldiers' character and conduct; 5. Regeneration and salvation: the prospects for the living and the dead; Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, 23
Responsibility: Stefan Goebel.

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