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.
Abbenhuis, Maartje, Christopher Ernest Barber, and Annalise R. Higgins. War, Peace and International Order?: The Legacies of the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907. London: Routledge, 2017.
Abensour, Léon. Les vaillantes: héroïnes, martyres et remplacantes. Paris: Chapelot, 1917.
Abraham, Richard. "Mariia L. Bochkareva and the Russian Amazons of 1917." In Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union, edited by Linda Edmondson, 124-144. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Abrams, Lynn, and Elizabeth Harvey. Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.
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, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990.
Adams, Jad. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Adie, Kate. Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2004.
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: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.
Afflerbach, Holger, and David Stevenson. 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.
Ahlbäck, Anders. Soldiering and the Making of Finnish Manhood: Conscription and Masculinity in Interwar Finland, 1918-1939 In History Department. Vol. PhD. Âbo: Åbo Akademi University, 2010.
Ahn, Yonson. "'Taming Soldiers': The Gender Politics of Japanese Soldiers in Total War." In Gender Politics and Mass Dictatorship: Global Perspectives, edited by Jie-Hyun Lim and Karen Petrone, 213-234. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Akın, Yiğit. When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018.
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, 312-339. Lincoln, NE: 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.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.
Andrews, Maggie, and Janis Lomas. 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. 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.
Arielli, Nir, and Bruce Collins. Transnational Soldiers: Foreign Military Enlistment in the Modern Era. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Atkin, Nicholas. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane, and Annette Becker. 14–18: Understanding the Great War. New York: Hill and Wang, 2002.
Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane, Estebán Buch, Myriam Chimènes, and Georgie Durosoir. La Grande Guerre des musiciens. Lyon: Symétrie, 2009.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Aulich, James. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Axelrod, Alan. Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Baader, Benjamin Maria, Paul Frederick Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Baberowski, Jörg, and Gabriel Metzler. Gewalträume: Soziale Ordnungen im Ausnahmezustand. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2010.
Babic, Annessa. America's Changing Icons: Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present. Lanham, United States: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
Bader-Zaar, Birgitta. "Women’s Suffrage and War: World War I and Political Reform in a Comparative Perspective." In Suffrage, Gender and Citizenship: International Perspectives on Parliamentary Reforms, edited by Irma Sulkunen, Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi and Pirjo Markkola, 193-218. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
Baechler, Jean, and Marion Trévisi. La guerre et les femmes. Paris: Hermann, 2018.

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