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Title Evidence, history, and the Great War : historians and the impact of 1914-18 / edited by Gail Braybon
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents 'Though in a picture only' : portrait photography and the commemoration of the First World War / Catherine Moriarty -- Making spectaculars : museums and how we remember gender in wartime / Deborah Thom -- British 'war enthusiasm' in 1914 : a reassessment / Adrian Gregory -- Winners or losers : women's symbolic role in the war story / Gail Braybon -- Liberating women? : examining gender, morality and sexuality in First World War Britain and France / Susan Grayzel -- The Great War and gender relations : the case of French women and the First World War revisited / James McMillan -- Mental cases : British shellshock and the politics of interpretation / Laurinda Stryker -- Food and the German home front : evidence from Berlin / Keith Allen -- The epic and the domestic : women and war in Russia, 1914-1917 / Peter Gatrell -- Italian women during the Great War / Simonetta Ortaggi
Summary "While Britain may have suffered a surfeit of war books, many telling much the same story, there is far less written about the impact of the Great War in other combatant nations. Its history was long suppressed in both fascist Italy and the communist Soviet Union: only recently have historians of Russia begun to examine this conflict, which killed, maimed and displaced so many millions. Even in France and Germany, the experience of 1914-18 has often been overshadowed by the Second World War." "The Great War's social history is now ripe for reassessment and revision. The essays in this volume incorporate a European perspective, engage with the historiography of the war, and consider how the primary textural, oral and pictorial evidence has been used - or abused. Subjects include the politics of shellshock, the impact of war on women, the plight of refugees, food distribution in Berlin and portrait photography, all of which illuminate key debates in war history."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject War and society.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Historiography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women.
Form Electronic book
Author Braybon, Gail.
ISBN 178238183X (electronic bk.)
9781782381839 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)