The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921

TitleThe Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSeipp, Adam
Number of Pages291
PublisherAshgate
CityFarnham, UK; Burlington, VT
Abstract

 Taking a transnational perspective on demobilization this study demonstrates that the experience of mass industrial war generated remarkably similar pressures within both the defeated and victorious countries. Using as examples the important provincial centres of Munich and Manchester, this book examines the experiences of European urban-dwellers from the last year of the war until the early 1920s. Utilizing a wide variety of sources from more than twenty archives in Germany, Britain, and the United States, this book recovers voices from the period that are often lost in conventional narratives, capturing the richness and diversity of the ideas, visions, and conflicts engendered by those difficult and tumultuous years. The result is a book that paints a vivid picture of the difficulties that peace could bring to economies and societies that had rapidly and fully adapted to the demands of industrial world war.

(UNC Chapel Hill)

Short TitleThe Ordeal of Peace
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