Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Capital Cities at War: Series Number 25: A Cultural History Volume 2 (Hardback)
  • Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Capital Cities at War: Series Number 25: A Cultural History Volume 2 (Hardback)
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Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Capital Cities at War: Series Number 25: A Cultural History Volume 2 (Hardback)

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Hardback 562 Pages / Published: 06/09/2007
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This is the second volume of a pioneering two-volume comparative history of the capital cities of Britain, France and Germany during the Great War. Leading historians explore these wartime cities, from the railway stations where newcomers took on new identities to the streets they surveyed and the pubs, cafes and theatres they frequented, and examine notions of identity, the sites and rituals of city life, and wartime civic and popular culture. This volume, first published in 2007, offers a comparative cultural history of London, Paris and Berlin and reveals the great affinities and similarities between cities on both sides of the line. It shows the transnational character of metropolitan life and the different cultural resources which the men and women of these cities drew upon during 1500 days of war. The practices of metropolitan life go well beyond national histories and this volume suggests the outlines of a fully European history of the Great War.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521870436
Number of pages: 562
Weight: 990 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: 'For anybody interested in the history of the Great War from a non-military perspective, for historians of modernity and modernism, or urban historians of the early twentieth century, these two volumes will constitute a major work of reference for many years to come.' Journal of Urban History
'[This] rich collection of essays expands our knowledge of the Great War in exciting and interesting ways and it is good news that the new paperback makes it widely available.' Deborah Thom, Family and Community History
"...the team headed by Jay Winter and Jean-Louis Robert have produced a monumental piece of cultural history that is worthy of scholars' attention but even more worthy of the people that are its subjects." H-France, Gearoid Barry
"...a massive ground-breaking two-volume scholarly study of The Great War." -Len Shurtleff, The Western Front Association
"Kudos to Pegelow Kaplan and Cambridge University Press for revealing the danger of words that can kill." German Studies Review, Robert D. Billinger, Jr., Wingate University
"A valuable read for anyone interested in the war or war and society." -StrategyWorld.com

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