Aftermath: Legacies and Memories of War in Europe, 1918–1945–1989

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Dr Nicholas Martin, Dr Tim Haughton, Dr Pierre Purseigle
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2014 - History - 254 pages
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Focusing on three of the defining moments of the twentieth century - the end of the two World Wars and the collapse of the Iron Curtain - this volume presents a rich, interdisciplinary collection of authoritative essays, covering a wide range of thematic, regional and methodological perspectives. By re-examining these traumatic years it illuminates ideas concerning mythologisation, mobilisation, commemoration, confrontation and representation in the aftermath of conflict. The relationship between the living and the dead, the contestation of memories and legacies of war in cultural and political discourses, and the significance of generations are all key threads binding the collection together.
 

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Contents

Through the fog of War
1
generations and the ruptures of 1918 1945 and 1989
7
The great War and serbias twentieth century
25
Politicising commemoration in twentiethcentury Latvia
41
Avantgarde culture and War
85
roland Dorgelès
129
richard titmusss Problems of Social
149
remembrance religion and reconciliation after the fall
169
Thinking about silence
183
concluding
199
Bibliography
213
Index
239
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Nicholas Martin is Reader (Associate Professor) in European Intellectual History, and Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is Editor in Chief of Forum for Modern Language Studies. His research interests lie in modern German intellectual history - especially the ideas of Nietzsche and Schiller - and in the cultural history of war and political violence in twentieth-century Germany. Timothy Haughton is Reader (Associate Professor) in European Politics, and Director of Centre for Russian and East European Studies, at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is author of ‘Constraints and Opportunities of Leadership in Post-Communist Europe’ (Aldershot & Burlington, (2005) and editor of ‘Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: Does EU Membership Matter?’ (London, 2010); and 'The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union’ (Oxford, 2009-present). Pierre Purseigle is Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Department of History at Yale University and Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Warwick. He is President and co-founder of the International Society for First World War Studies, and author of ‘Mobilisation, Sacrifice et Citoyenneté. Des communautés locales face à la guerre moderne. Angleterre - France, 1914-1924’ (Paris, 2011); and editor of ‘Warfare and Belligerence. Perspectives in First World War Studies’ (Boston - Leiden, 2005).

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