Remembering War: The Great War between Memory and History in the 20th Century (Hardback)Dr Jay Winter (author)
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The book begins by tracing the origins of contemporary interest in memory, then describes practices of remembrance that have linked history and memory, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century. The author also considers "theaters of memory"-film, television, museums, and war crimes trials in which the past is seen through public representations of memories. The book concludes with reflections on the significance of these practices for the cultural history of the twentieth century as a whole.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 3 mm
"In a characteristically vigorous and insightful manner, Jay Winter takes up one of the most influential issues of contemporary cultural comment and academic debate-memory and its relationship with history. The result is highly original and the fruit of thirty years' reflection on the subject. This book will stand alone as the contribution by a leading historian of the Great War to the field."-John Horne, Trinity College, Dublin
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