Using a broad variety of textual and visual sources, Latin America and the First World War goes beyond traditional diplomatic history and analyzes the global dimension of the history of the Great War. Filling a significant gap in transnational histories of the war, Stefan Rinke addresses political, social, and economic aspects as well as the cultural impact of the war on Latin America and vice versa. Rinke's meticulous research is based on sources from the nineteen independent states of the entire subcontinent and promises to be the most comprehensive examination to date of Latin America before, during, and immediately after the war.
Stefan Rinke is Professor of Latin American History at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin and a former Einstein Research Fellow. He is speaker of the German-Mexican Graduate School 'Between Spaces', a cooperative doctoral program with leading Mexican universities. He is the author of twelve books, many of which have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Rinke is a member of the board of the journals Geschichte und Gesellschaft and Iberoamericana, and co-editor of the Enzyklopadie der Neuzeit.
1. The global context before 1914; 2. Neutrality under pressure, 1914-17; 3. In the wake of war, 1917; 4. Turbulent paths into a 'New Era', 1918/19; 5. The demise of a world; 6. Nation and trans-nation.