14-18, understanding the Great War / Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson.

An analysis of the Great War looks deeply into the swirling quagmire of violence, racism, and grief stirred up by the war and traces the influence of these strong emotions on the course of European history.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane.
Other Authors: Becker, Annette.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Hill and Wang, ©2002.
Edition:1st American ed.
Series:Martha Neely Collection.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : understanding the Great War
  • [pt. 1]. Violence
  • 1. Battle, combat, violence : a necessary history
  • 2. Civilians : atrocities and occupation
  • 3. The camp phenomenon : the internment of civilians and military prisoners
  • [pt. 2]. Crusade
  • 4. The beginnings of war
  • 5. Civilisation, barbarism and war fervour
  • 6. Great expectations, eschatology, demobilisation
  • [pt. 3]. Mourning
  • 7. Historicising grief
  • 8. Collective mourning
  • 9. Personal bereavement
  • Conclusion : 'You didn't see anything in the 1920s and 1930s'.