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Mothers of heroes, mothers of martyrs : World War I and the politics of grief

Author: Suzanne Evans
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mothers of Heroes, Mothers of Martyrs is an exploration of the role of the mourning mother in war and how maternal grief has been used for political gain. Suzanne Evans finds commonalities between the many images of war mothers - the Canadian Silver Cross mother, the ancient Jewish Maccabean mother of seven martyred sons, the mother of a Palestinian suicide bomber. She compares the lore about mothers of martyrs in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Evans, Suzanne, 1957-
Mothers of heroes, mothers of martyrs.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608151455
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Evans
ISBN: 9780773531888 0773531882
OCLC Number: 70777730
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The seeds of the martyrs: stories of Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Sikh mothers of martyrs --
The language of sacrifice: the voice of preachers and artists in World War I --
"You are all I have to give": war mothers' stories, rewards, and the other face of loss --
Monuments and memories: the mother's role in the sad work of commemoration --
Governance of the gardens of the dead: war graves, the Ancient Greeks, and the need to remember and to forget.
Responsibility: Suzanne Evans.
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Maternal love is considered as an unconditional form of love, yet mothers have been prepared to sacrifice their children for a noble cause. This book compares the lore about mothers of martyrs in the  Read more...

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