Secondary Literature on the Age of First World War

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added select secondary literature on regions and themes the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

  • First World War (1914–18)
  • Russian Civil War (1917–22)
  • Irish War of Independence and Civil War (1919–23)

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Abbenhuis, Maartje. An Age of Neutrals: Great Power Politics, 1815–1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Abensour, Léon. Les vaillantes: Héroïnes, martyres et remplacantes. Paris: Chapelot, 1917.
Ablovatski, Eliza. "Between Red Army and White Guard: Women in Budapest, 1919." In Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe, edited by Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria Bucur-Deckard, pp. 70-94. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Abraham, Richard. "Maria L. Bochkareva and the Russian Amazons of 1917." In Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union, edited by Linda Harriet Edmondson, pp. 124-144. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Abraham, Richard. "Maria L. Bochkareva and the Russian Amazons of 1917." In Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union, edited by Ralph C. Elwood and Linda Edmondson, pp. 124-144. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Abrams, Lynn and Elizabeth Harvey, eds. Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.
Abrams, Lynn, and Elizabeth Ewan. Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Accad, Evelyne. Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East. New York: New York University Press, 1990.

Contents: 1. Sexuality and sexual politics: conflicts and contradictions for contemporary women. 2. An occulted aspect of the war in Lebanon. 3. Hanan al-Shaykh: despair, resignation, masochism, and madness. 4. Etel Adnan: courage, engagement, and self-sacrifice. 5. Andrée Chedid: determination, vision, endurance, and belief in humanity. 6. Active nonviolence versus victimization. 7. Tawfiq Yusuf Awwa : revolution, ethics, revenge, and destiny. 8. Halim Barakat: despair, fear, revolt, tradition, and heroism. 9.

Acton, Carol, and Jane Potter. Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Adams, Michael. The Great Adventure: Male Desire and the Coming of World War I. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
Adams, Jad. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Adamson, Walter L. "The Impact of World War I on Italian Political Culture." In European Culture in the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment and Propaganda, 1914-1918, edited by Richard Stites and Aviel Roshwald, pp. 308-329. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Addams, Jane. "The Revolt Against War." In Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results, edited by Mercedes M. Randall, pp. 54-81. New York: Garland, 1972.
Adie, Kate. Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.
Adie, Kate. Fighting on the Home Front : The Legacy of Women in World War One. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.
Adler, Jessica L. Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System. Baltimore, United States: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.
Afflerbach, Holger and David Stevenson, eds. An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Agnew, Elisabeth. "A Will to Peace: Jane Addams, World War I, and 'Pacifism in Practice'." Peace & Change 42, no. 1 (2017): pp. 5-31.
Ahlbäck, Anders, and Ville Kivimäki. "Masculinities at War: Finland 1918-1950." NORMA: Nordisk tidsskrift for maskulinitetsstudier 3, no. 02 (2008): pp. 115-131.
Akın, Yiğit. "War, Women, and the State: The Politics of Sacrifice in the Ottoman Empire During the First World War." Journal of Women's History 26, no. 3 (2014): pp. 12-35.
Albano, Sondra. "Military Recognition of Family Concerns: Revolutionary War To 1993." Armed Forces & Society 20, no. 2 (1994): pp. 283-302.
Alberti, Johanna. Beyond Suffrage: Feminists in War and Peace, 1914-28. New York, NY, USA: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.
Albrink, Meg. "Humanitarians and He-Men: Recruitment Posters and the Masculine Ideal." In Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture, edited by Pearl James, pp. 312-339. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Albrink, Meg. "Images of Femininity in American World War I Posters." In Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture, edited by Pearl James, pp. 273-311. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Alroey, Gur. "Sexual Violence, Rape, and Pogroms, 1903-1920." Jewish Culture and History 18, no. 3 (2017): pp. 313-330.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.

Introduction: Italy's Sisters in Arms, Susan Amatangelo

Part I: The Unification of Italy

1 One in a Mille: Countess Martini Della Torre, Benedetta Gennaro

2 Peppa La Cannoniera: Citizenship in Action, Giovanna Summerfield

3 "Sono briganta, io, non donna di brigante": The Female Brigand's Search for Identit,y Susan Amatangelo

Part II: The Two World Wars

4 Women at War: Eva Kuhn Amendola (Magamal) - Interventionist, Futurist, Fascist, Lucia Re

Andersson, Christine, Karen Hagemann, and Ralph Pröve. Von ‘Metzen’ und ‘Dirnen’: Frauenbilder in Kriegsdarstellungen der Frühen Neuzeit In Landsknechte, Soldatenfrauen und Nationalkrieger: Militär, Krieg und Geschlechterordnung im historischen Wandel, pp. 117-198. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 1998.
Andrews, Maggie, and Janis Lomas. "Home Fronts, Gender War and Conflict." Women's History Review 26, no. 4 (2017): pp. 523-527.
Andrews, Maggie and Janis Lomas, eds. The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Applegate, Celia. A Nation of Provincials: The German Idea of Heimat. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Applegate, Celia and Pamela Maxine Potter, eds. Music and German National Identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Archer, Emerald. Women, Warfare, and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century. London; NY: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.
Astor, Gerald. The Right To Fight: A History Of African Americans In The Military. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1998.
Atkin, Nicholas, ed. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

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