A Companion to World War I (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

A Companion to World War I (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

By: John Horne (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to the First World War brings together an international team of distinguished historians who provide a series of original and thought-provoking essays on one of the most devastating events in modern history. * Comprises 38 essays by leading scholars who analyze the current state of historical scholarship on the First World War * Provides extensive coverage spanning the pre-war period, the military conflict, social, economic, political, and cultural developments, and the war's legacy * Offers original perspectives on themes as diverse as strategy and tactics, war crimes, science and technology, and the arts * Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

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John Horne is Professor of Modern European History at Trinity College, Dublin, and a member of the Research Centre at the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Peronne, France. He has published widely on the history of the Great War and of twentieth-century France, including Labour at War: France and Britain, 1914-1918 (ed., 1991), State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War (1997) and (with Alan Kramer), Germany Atrocities, 1914. A History of Denial (2001), which has appeared in French and German.

Contents

List of Maps viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Editor's Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvi John Horne

PART I ORIGINS 1

1 The War Imagined: 1890 1914 3 Gerd Krumeich

2 The War Explained: 1914 to the Present 19 John F. V. Keiger

PART II THE MILITARY CONFLICT 33

3 The War Experienced: Command, Strategy, and Tactics, 1914 18 35 Hew Strachan

4 War in the West, 1914 16 49 Holger H. Herwig

5 War in the East and Balkans, 1914 18 66 Dennis Showalter

6 The Italian Front, 1915 18 82 Giorgio Rochat

7 The Turkish War, 1914 18 97 Ulrich Trumpener

8 The War in Africa 112 David Killingray

9 War in the West, 1917 18 127 Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson

10 The War at Sea 141 Paul G. Halpern

11 The War in the Air 156 John H. Morrow, Jr.

PART III FACES OF WAR 171

12 Combat 173 Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau

13 Combatants and Noncombatants: Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes 188 Alan Kramer

14 War Aims and Neutrality 202 Jean-Jacques Becker

15 Industrial Mobilization and War Economies 217 Theo Balderston

16 Faith, Ideologies, and the "Cultures of War" 234 Annette Becker

17 Demography 248 Jay Winter

18 Women and Men 263 Susan R. Grayzel

19 Public Opinion and Politics 279 John Horne

20 Military Medicine 295 Sophie Delaporte

21 Science and Technology 307 Anne Rasmussen

22 Intellectuals and Writers 323 Christophe Prochasson

23 The Visual Arts 338 Annette Becker

24 Film and the War 353 Pierre Sorlin

PART IV STATES, NATIONS, AND EMPIRES 369

25 Austria-Hungary and "Yugoslavia" 371 Mark Cornwall

26 Belgium 386 Sophie de Schaepdrijver

27 Britain and Ireland 403 Adrian Gregory

28 France 418 Leonard V. Smith

29 Germany 432 Gerhard Hirschfeld

30 German-Occupied Eastern Europe 447 Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

31 Italy 464 Antonio Gibelli

32 Russia 479 Eric Lohr

33 The Ottoman Empire 494 Hamit Bozarslan

34 The United States 508 Jennifer D. Keene

35 The French and British Empires 524 Robert Aldrich and Christopher Hilliard

PART V LEGACIES 541

36 The Peace Settlement, 1919 39 543 Carole Fink

37 War after the War: Conflicts, 1919 23 558 Peter Gatrell

38 Mourning and Memory, 1919 45 576 Laurence Van Ypersele

Select Primary Sources 591

Extended Bibliography 601

Index 634

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405123860
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 728
  • ID: 9781405123860
  • weight: 1430
  • ISBN10: 1405123869

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