European Culture in the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment, and Propaganda, 1914-1918

TitleEuropean Culture in the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment, and Propaganda, 1914-1918
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsRoshwald, Aviel, and Richard Stites
Number of Pages430
PublisherCambridge University Press
City, CountryCambridge
Abstract

It is a commonplace to refer to the First World War as a historical watershed, but the nature of that great cataclysm's impact upon European society and culture remains a hotly debated topic. Yet the English-language literature remains dominated by a disproportionate emphasis on the Western European experience." "This book seeks to redress the balance by giving equal attention to the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, where the consequences and repercussions of the war were arguably even more drastic than in the West. This volume also distinguishes itself by focussing specifically on cultural change during the course of the war, as distinct from the after-effects and memories of the conflict. The broad comparative scope of this work is further enhanced by its treatment of high culture and popular culture in relation to one another, and within the framework of the political and military events of 1914-18.

(UNC Chapel Hill)

Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare, 6

Entry by GWC Assistants / Work by GWC Assistants : 

Type of Literature:

Library Location: 
Call Number: 
39368363

Library: