Gefallenengedenken im globalen Vergleich: Nationale Tradition, politische Legitimation und Individualisierung der Erinnerung

TitleGefallenengedenken im globalen Vergleich: Nationale Tradition, politische Legitimation und Individualisierung der Erinnerung
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
Series EditorHettling, Manfred, and Jörg Echternkamp
Number of Pages540
PublisherOldenbourg
CityMunich
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War is a global phenomenon, but war memorization and memories of the fallen are different in every country. In 20 country studies, the authors explore how historical traditions, religious imprints and political orders affect the patterns of memory of the modern era. Despite many differences between the different countries, two similarities are clear: All fallen soldiers are politically put into service to legitimize their own state of affairs with the death of the soldiers. At the same time, in all national states, the commemoration of the individual is presented, which represents each soldier individually with his name and as an equitable part of the nation. Only religious and revolutionary martyrs are against this egalitarian tendency.

(Translated from Abstract from UNC Chapel Hill)

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