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The Cambridge History of the Second World War

Volume 3. Total War: Economy, Society and Culture

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Part of The Cambridge History of the Second World War

Michael Geyer, Adam Tooze, Jamie Martin, Greg Huff, Jeff Fear, David Edgerton, Lizzie Collingham, Cathryn Carson, Michael Miller, Richard Bessel, Jochen Hellbeck, Rüdiger Hachtman, Geoffrey Cocks, Christopher Pearson, Yasmin Khan, Sabine Frühstück, Jeremy Kessler, Devin Pendas, Stephen Porter, David Engerman, Timothy B. Smith, Rana Mitter, Mark Bradley, Peter Gordon, Monica Black, Lucy Noakes, Jie-Hyun Lim, Dorothee Brantz
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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107039957

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  • The conflict that ended in 1945 is often described as a 'total war', unprecedented in both scale and character. Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of the Second World War adopts a transnational approach to offer a comprehensive and global analysis of the war as an economic, social and cultural event. Across twenty-eight chapters and four key parts, the volume addresses complex themes such as the political economy of industrial war, the social practices of war, the moral economy of war and peace and the repercussions of catastrophic destruction. A team of nearly thirty leading historians together show how entire nations mobilized their economies and populations in the face of unimaginable violence, and how they dealt with the subsequent losses that followed. The volume concludes by considering the lasting impact of the conflict and the memory of war across different cultures of commemoration.

    • A global and authoritative account of the social, economic and cultural facets of the Second World War
    • Includes 27 chapters written by leading global historians
    • Considers the lasting impact of the conflict and the memory of war across different cultures of commemoration
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    'This clearly written and well-presented book elaborates the harrowing complexities of the Second World War … This book is a rich resource. … Every library must, clearly, purchase a copy …' Penny Summerfield, Family and Community History

    'As an editor of several reference works, I find the ability of Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze to assemble such a superb range of authors and have them produce such high quality chapters for the third volume of Cambridge History of the Second World War to be nothing short of remarkable.' G. Kurt Piehler, Journal of World History

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107039957
    • length: 864 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.5kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 28 colour illus. 20 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to Volume 3 Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze
    Part I. Political Economy: Introduction to Part I Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze
    1. The economics of the war with Germany Adam Tooze and Jamie Martin
    2. Finance for war in Asia and its aftermath Greg Huff
    3. War of the factories Jeff Fear
    4. Controlling resources: coal, iron-ore and oil in the Second World War David Edgerton
    5. The human fuel: food as global commodity and local scarcity Lizzie Collingham
    6. Knowledge economies Cathryn Carson
    7. Seaborne transport Michael Miller
    Part II. The Social Practice of Total War, 1939–1945: Introduction to Part II Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze
    8. Death and survival in the Second World War Richard Bessel
    9. Battles for morale: an entangled history of total war in Europe, 1939–1945 Jochen Hellbeck
    10. The war of the cities: industrial labouring forces Rüdiger Hachtman
    11. The war of the villages: the interwar agrarian crisis and the Second World War Adam Tooze
    12. Hors de combat: mobilization and immobilization in total war Geoffrey Cocks
    13. Environments, states and societies at war Christopher Pearson
    Part III. The Moral Economy of War: Introduction to Part III Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze
    14. Just and unjust wars: military – civil society – states Michael Geyer
    15. Wars of displacement: exile and uprooting in the 1940s Yasmin Khan
    16. Sexuality and sexual violence Sabine Frühstück
    17. A war for liberty: the law of conscientious objection in the Second World War Jeremy Kessler
    18. Bringing the dogs of war to heel: pacifism in the Second World War Devin Pendas
    19. Humanitarian politics and governance: international responses to the civilian toll in the Second World War Stephen Porter
    Part IV. Illusive Peace: From War to Cold War: Introduction to Part IV Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze
    20. The rise and fall of central planning David Engerman
    21. Two types of new deal. The Second World War and the renegotiation of the social contract in Britain, Europe and America Timothy B. Smith
    22. Nationalism, decolonization, geopolitics and the Asian postwar Rana Mitter
    23. Making peace as a project of moral reconstruction Mark Bradley
    Part V. In the Aftermath of Catastrophic Destruction: Introduction to Part V Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze
    24. Interpretations of catastrophe Peter Gordon
    25. The ghosts of war Monica Black
    26. Popular memory, popular culture: the war in the postwar world Lucy Noakes
    27. The Second World War in global memory space Jie-Hyun Lim
    28. Landscapes of destruction: capturing images and creating memory through photography Dorothee Brantz
    Bibliographical essay
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael Geyer, University of Chicago
    Michael Geyer is Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. His recent publications include the edited volume Beyond Totalitarianism: Stalinism and Nazism Compared.

    Adam Tooze, Yale University, Connecticut
    Adam Tooze is Professor of Modern German History at Yale University. His published works include Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy, and The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order, 1916–1931.

    Contributors

    Michael Geyer, Adam Tooze, Jamie Martin, Greg Huff, Jeff Fear, David Edgerton, Lizzie Collingham, Cathryn Carson, Michael Miller, Richard Bessel, Jochen Hellbeck, Rüdiger Hachtman, Geoffrey Cocks, Christopher Pearson, Yasmin Khan, Sabine Frühstück, Jeremy Kessler, Devin Pendas, Stephen Porter, David Engerman, Timothy B. Smith, Rana Mitter, Mark Bradley, Peter Gordon, Monica Black, Lucy Noakes, Jie-Hyun Lim, Dorothee Brantz

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