Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 376
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Joanna Bourke, Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London
'This remarkable book blazes a trail in our understanding of resistance in and around the Second World War. By altering our perspective and revealing previously unseen connections, it transforms a familiar object into something striking and novel. No one will be able to look at the history of resistance in the same way after reading this.'
Matthew Cobb, author of The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis
'Transcends traditional approaches to anti-fascist resistance in mid-twentieth-century Europe by highlighting its international aspects: exploring instances of resisters crossing borders and of foreigners participating in "national" resistance movements.'
Bob Moore, Professor Emeritus of Twentieth-Century European History, University of Sheffield
'With this collection of work, the publisher and the authors have presented an extremely important study for the transnational resistance.'
'Editors Gildea (Oxford Univ., UK) and Tames (Utrecht Univ., the Netherlands) brought together 23 historians in this comprehensive study of transnational resistance and escape. Using approaches that deconstruct national perspectives, they examine resistance movements in a Europe "divided by war and occupation but connected by lines of escape and resistance" (p. 2). The analysis centers on WW II but begins with the Spanish Civil War and continues into the era of Jewish reconstruction and the first years of the Cold War. Part of what makes Fighters across Frontiers so innovative is that each of the 10 chapters, which are organized chronologically and thematically, features a lead author working with multiple scholars to build a holistic transnational analysis of that chapter's focus. Organizing concepts for the early chapters include the International Brigades and anti-fascist fighters in Spain, later moving into such topics as French resistance and the French Foreign Legion, Jewish resistance networks, escape routes, urban uprisings, and guerilla fighters in the Balkans. The result is an in-depth examination that tests the boundaries of readers' understanding of transnationalism, incorporating considerations for identity, exile, and memory.'
--M. L. Scott, United States Air Force Academy
Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and faculty. -- .
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