A Companion to World War I

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John Horne
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 30, 2012 - History - 724 pages
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A Companion to the First World War brings together a team of distinguished historians from 10 countries who contribute 38 substantial and thought-provoking chapters. The volume opens with a section on the state of the world before 1914, as it prepared for war without anticipating its true nature, and concludes with an examination of the conflict's military, diplomatic, and cultural legacies. In addition to covering the military history of the war and the individual states involved, contributors explore major themes such as war crimes, occupations, film, and gender.

Reflecting the latest historical research, this Companion enriches our understanding of the origins, nature, and impact of what remains one of the most devastating events in modern history.

  

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Contents

1914 to the Present
19
THE MILITARY CONFLICT
33
War in the West 191416
49
War in the East and Balkans 191418
66
The Italian Front 191518
82
The Turkish War 191418
97
The War in Africa
112
War in the West 191718
127
Science and Technology
307
Intellectuals and Writers
323
The Visual Arts
338
Film and the War
353
STATES NATIONS AND EMPIRES
369
Belgium
386
Britain and Ireland
403
France
418

The War at Sea
141
The War in the Air
156
FACES OF WAR
171
Atrocities Massacres and War Crimes
188
War Aims and Neutrality
202
Industrial Mobilization and War Economies
217
Faith Ideologies and the Cultures of War
234
Demography
248
Women and Men
263
Public Opinion and Politics
279
Military Medicine
295
Germany
432
GermanOccupied Eastern Europe
447
Italy
464
Russia
479
The Ottoman Empire
494
The United States
508
The French and British Empires
524
LEGACIES
541
Conflicts 191923
558
Mourning and Memory 191945
576
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About the author (2012)

John Horne is Professor of Modern European History at Trinity College, Dublin, and a member of the Research Centre at the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, France. He has published widely on the history of the Great War and of twentieth-century France, including Labour at War: France and Britain, 1914-1918 (ed., 1991), State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War (1997) and (with Alan Kramer), Germany Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial (2001), which has appeared in French and German.

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