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The Cambridge History of the First World War

The Cambridge History of the First World War
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Jay Winter, Volker Berghahn, Jean-Jacques Becker, Gerd Krumeich, Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, Robin Prior, Michael Neiberg, Christoph Mick, Bruno Cabanes, Holger Afflerbach, Nicola Labanca, Paul Kennedy, John Morrow, Gary Sheffield, Steve Badsey, John Horne, Bill Nasson, Mustafa Aksakal, Guoqi Xu, Jennifer Keene, Olivier Compagnon, Annette Becker, Annie Deperchin, Hans-Lukas Kieser, Donald Bloxham, Dittmar Dahlmann, David Stevenson, Stig Forster, Richard Bessel, Heather Jones, Alexander Watson, Len Smith, Ian Brown, Frédéric Guelton, Barry Supple, Antoine Prost, Stefan Goebel, Benjamin Ziemann, Hans-Peter Ullmann, Roy Macleod, Alan Kramer, Georges-Henri Soutou, Samuel Kruizinga, Martin Ceadel, Helmut Konrad, Robert Gerwarth, Arndt Weinrich, Martha Hanna, Manon Pignot, Laura Lee Downs, Susan R. Grayzel, Margaret Higonnet, Joanna Bourke, Laurence Van Ypersele, Peter Gatrell, Philippe Nivet, Panikos Panayi, Sophie de Schaepdrijver, Anne Rasmussen, Leo van Bergen, Joy Damousi, Nicolas Beaupre, Adrian Gregory, Laurent Veray, Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley
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  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107660588

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  • The Cambridge History of the First World War is a comprehensive, three-volume work which provides an authoritative account of the military, political, social, economic and cultural history of the Great War. Reflecting the very latest research in the field, the volumes provide a comprehensive guide to the course of the war and of how the dynamics of conflict unfolded throughout the world. Volume 1 surveys the military history showing the brutal realities of a global war among industrialized powers, whilst Volumes 2 and 3 explore the social, economic, cultural and political challenges that the war presented to politicians, industrialists, soldiers and civilians. Written by a team of leading international historians, the volumes together reveal the ways in which the war transcended the boundaries of Europe to subsequently transform the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas just as much as Europe itself.

    • The first truly transnational history of the First World War
    • Written by a team of leading international historians to provide the most authoritative account of the Great War to date
    • Integrates the First World War's military, political, social and cultural history to illustrate how the war impacted upon every corner of its combatants' lives
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    Awards

    • Winner, 2015 PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The Cambridge History of the First World War not only deserves to find a place in every university and school, but also on the shelves of anyone with an interest in the war that was supposed to end all wars. Utterly absorbing, endlessly fascinating, absolutely essential.' History of War

    '… formidably comprehensive …' The Bookseller

    '… an astonishing achievement. It is a comprehensive, insightful and challenging collection, beautifully produced.' Richard Grayson, Reviews in History (history.ac.uk/reviews)

    'The single most important piece of collective scholarship to emerge from the centenary.' BBC History Magazine

    'The global perspective on the war, represented in these volumes, adds further layers of complexity to our understanding of this foundational moment in modern history. The conjunction of early twentieth-century patterns of globalization and industrialized great power war was singular, distinguishing it from earlier European conflicts fought across the globe and the Second World War, which followed the collapse of globalization in the 1930s.' William Mulligan, European History Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107660588
    • dimensions: 234 x 158 x 125 mm
    • weight: 4.37kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 183 colour illus. 34 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction to Volume 1
    Part I. A Narrative History: Introduction to Part I
    1. Origins
    2. 1914: outbreak
    3. 1915: stalemate
    4. Total war
    5. 1917: global war
    6. 1918: endgame
    7. 1919: aftermath
    Part II. Theatres of War: Introduction to Part II
    8. The Western Front
    9. The Eastern Front
    10. The Italian Front
    11. The Ottoman Front
    12. The war at sea
    13. The air war
    14. Command and strategy
    Part III. World War: Introduction to Part III
    15. The imperial framework
    16. Africa
    17. The Ottoman Empire
    18. Asia
    19. North America
    20. Latin America
    Part IV. Rules of Engagement, Laws of War and War Crimes: Introduction to Part IV
    21. Atrocities and war crimes
    22. Genocide
    23. The laws of war
    24. Visual essay: global war. Volume 2: Introduction to Volume 2
    Part I. Political Power: Introduction to Part I
    1. Heads of State and government
    2. Parliaments
    3. Diplomats
    4. Civil-military relations
    5. Revolution
    Part II. Armed Forces: Introduction to Part II
    6. Combat and tactics
    7. Morale
    8. Mutiny
    9. Logistics
    10. Technology and armaments
    11. Prisoners of war
    Part III. The Sinews of War: Introduction to Part III
    12. War economies
    13. Workers
    14. Cities
    15. Agrarian society
    16. Finance
    17. Scientists
    18. Blockade and economic warfare
    Part IV. The Search for Peace: Introduction to Part IV
    19. Diplomacy
    20. Neutrality
    21. Pacifism
    22. Drafting the peace
    23. The wars after the war
    24. Visual essay: the State. Volume 3: Introduction to Volume 3
    Part I. Private Life: Introduction to Part I
    1. The couple
    2. Children
    3. Families
    Part II. Gender at Home: Introduction to Part II
    4. War work
    5. Gender at home
    6. At the Front
    7. Gender roles in killing zones
    Part III. Populations at Risk: Introduction to Part III
    8. Refugees and exiles
    9. Minorities
    10. Populations under occupation
    11. Captive civilians
    Part IV. Bodies in Pain: Introduction to Part IV
    12. Military medicine
    13. Shell shock
    14. The Spanish flu
    15. Mourning practices
    Part V. The Social History of Cultural Life: Introduction to Part V
    16. Mobilising minds
    17. Beliefs and religion
    18. Soldier-writers and poets
    19. Cinema
    20. Arts
    21. War memorials
    Part VI. A Reckoning: Costs and Outcomes: Introduction to Part VI
    22. The dead
    23. The living
    24. The Great War at its centenary
    25. Visual essay: civil society.

  • Editor

    Jay Winter
    Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He came to Yale from Cambridge where he took his doctorate and where he taught history from 1979 to 2001 and was a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995); Remembering War (2006) and Dreams of Peace and Freedom (2006). In 1997, he received an Emmy award for the best documentary series of the year as co-producer and co-writer of 'The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century', an eight-hour series broadcast on PBS and the BBC, and shown subsequently in 28 countries. He is one of the founders of the Historial de la grande guerre, the international museum of the Great War, in Péronne, Somme, France. His biography of René Cassin, written with Antoine Prost, published by Fayard in French in 2011, will appear in an English edition in 2013, published by Cambridge University Press.

    Contributors

    Jay Winter, Volker Berghahn, Jean-Jacques Becker, Gerd Krumeich, Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, Robin Prior, Michael Neiberg, Christoph Mick, Bruno Cabanes, Holger Afflerbach, Nicola Labanca, Paul Kennedy, John Morrow, Gary Sheffield, Steve Badsey, John Horne, Bill Nasson, Mustafa Aksakal, Guoqi Xu, Jennifer Keene, Olivier Compagnon, Annette Becker, Annie Deperchin, Hans-Lukas Kieser, Donald Bloxham, Dittmar Dahlmann, David Stevenson, Stig Forster, Richard Bessel, Heather Jones, Alexander Watson, Len Smith, Ian Brown, Frédéric Guelton, Barry Supple, Antoine Prost, Stefan Goebel, Benjamin Ziemann, Hans-Peter Ullmann, Roy Macleod, Alan Kramer, Georges-Henri Soutou, Samuel Kruizinga, Martin Ceadel, Helmut Konrad, Robert Gerwarth, Arndt Weinrich, Martha Hanna, Manon Pignot, Laura Lee Downs, Susan R. Grayzel, Margaret Higonnet, Joanna Bourke, Laurence Van Ypersele, Peter Gatrell, Philippe Nivet, Panikos Panayi, Sophie de Schaepdrijver, Anne Rasmussen, Leo van Bergen, Joy Damousi, Nicolas Beaupre, Adrian Gregory, Laurent Veray, Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley

    Awards

    • Winner, 2015 PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works
    • Winner, 2015 PROSE Award for Multivolume, Humanities and Social Sciences

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