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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Baader, Benjamin Maria, Paul Frederick Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
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, 2009.
Baechler, Jean, and Marion Trévisi. La guerre et les femmes. Paris: Hermann, 2018.
Balkelis, Tomas. War, Revolution, and Nation-Making in Lithuania, 1914-1923. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Banerjee, Argha. Women's Poetry and the First World War (1914-1918) In Gender & History. New Delhi, India: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2014.
Baranowski, Shelley. Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Bard, Christine. Les filles de Marianne: histoire des féminismes 1914-1940. Paris: Fayard, 1995.
Barham, Peter. Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
Bariéty, Jacques, and Antoine Fleury. Mouvements et initiatives de paix dans la politique internationale, 1867–1928. Bern: Peter Lang, 1987.
Barros, Andrew, and Martin Thomas. The Civilianization of War: The Changing Civil-Military Divide, 1914-2014. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Barthou, Louis. L'Effort de La Femme Franc̦aise In Sur Les Routes du Droit . Paris; Barcelona: Bloud & Gay, 1917.
Bartoloni, Stefania. Donne di fronte alla guerra : Pace, diritti e democrazia (1878-1918). Bari, Italy: Editori Laterza, 2017.
Bartov, Omer. Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide, and Modern Identity. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Bartov, Omer, and Eric Weitz. Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Bayly, Christopher Alan. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2004.
Bean, Dalea. Jamaican Women and the World Wars: On the Front Lines of Change. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Beattie, Peter M. The Tribute of Blood: Army, Honor, Race, and Nation in Brazil, 1864–1945. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.
Becker, Annette. "Captive Civilians." In The Cambridge History of the First World War, edited by Jay Winter, 72-95. Vol. 2., 2014.
Becker, Annette. "Life in an Occupied Zone: Lille, Roubaix, Tourcoing." In Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced, edited by Hugh Cecil and Peter Liddle, 630-641. London: Cooper, 1996.
Beddoe, Deirdre. Back to Home and Duty: Women Between the Wars, 1918-1939. London ; Boston: Pandora Press, 1989.
Belkin, Aaron. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Belzer, Allison S. Women and the Great War: Femininity Under Fire in Italy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Bender, Daniel E., and Jana K. Lipman. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Berghahn, Volker. Der Stahlhelm: Bund der Frontsoldaten 1918-1935. Düsseldorf: Droste, 1966.
Berghahn, V. R. Germany and the Approach of War in 1914. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1993.
Berghahn, Volker Rolf. Militarismus: Die Geschichte einer internationalen Debatte. Hamburg: Berg, 1986.
Women, War, and Revolution, Edited by Carol R. Berkin and Clara Maria Lovett. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1980.
Berkman, Joyce. "Feminism, War, and Peace Politics:The Case of World War I." In Women, Militarism, and War: Essays in History, Politics, and Social Theory, edited by Jean Bethke Elshtain and Sheila Tobias, 141-160. Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield , 1990.
Bessel, Richard. Germany after the First World War. Oxford, UK; New York: Clarendon Press, 1993.
Bessel, Richard. "Mobilization and Demobilization in Germany, 1916-1919." In State, Society, and Mobilization in Europe During the First World War, edited by John Horne, 212-222. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Best, Geoffrey Francis. Humanity in Warfare: The Modern History of the International Law of Armed Conflicts. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980.
Bet-El, Ilana R. "Men and Soldiers: British Conscripts, Concepts of Masculinity, and the Great War." In Borderlines: Genders & Identities in War & Peace, 1870-1930, edited by Billie Melman, 73-94. London: Routledge, 1998.
Bette, Peggy. Veuves françaises de la Grande Guerre: Itinéraires et combats. Brussels: P.I.E Peter Lang, 2017.

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