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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Belzer, Allison S. Women and the Great War: Femininity Under Fire in Italy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Benadus, Lorenzo. The Enemy of the New Man: Homosexuality in Fascist Italy. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.
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: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.
Benstock, Shari. No Gifts from Chance : A Biography of Edith Wharton. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994.
Berghahn, Volker Rolf. Militarismus: Die Geschichte einer internationalen Debatte. Hamburg: Berg, 1986.
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: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990.
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; United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1990.
Berthezène, Clarisse. "L'Engagement des femmes dans le monde associatif (1928-1951), un volontariat politique au service du Parti conservateur?" Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique 22, no. 3 (2017): 1-14.
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.
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. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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 & Soldiers: British Conscripts, Concepts of Masculinity, & the Great War." In Borderlines: Genders & Identities in War & Peace, 1870-1930, edited by Billie Melman, 73-94. London: Routledge, 1998.
Bisha, Robin. Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and Expression, an Anthology of Sources. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Bjørnlun, Matthias. "'A Fate Worse Than Dying': Sexual Violence During the Armenian Genocide." In Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century, edited by Dagmar Herzog, 16-58. Basingstoke, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. The Age of Total War, 1860–1945. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006.
Black, Jeremy. War and Technology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Black, Jeremy. Warfare in the Western World, 1882–1975. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Bland, Lucy. "In the Name of the Protection: The Policing of Women in the First World War." In Women in Law: Explorations in Law, Family, and Sexuality, edited by Julia Brophy and Carol Smart, 23-49. London: Routledge Kegan Paul, 1985.
Bland, Lucy. "White Women and Men of Colour: Miscegenation Fears in Britain after the Great War." Gender & History 17, no. 1 (2005): 29-61.
Blom, Ida, and Sølvi Sogner. Med kjønnsperspektiv på norsk historie: fra vikingtid til 2000-årsskiftet. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen akademisk forlag, 1999.
Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe, Edited by Donald Bloxham and Robert Gerwarth. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies, Edited by Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Zwischen den Fronten: Münchner Frauen in Krieg und Frieden, 1900-1950, Edited by Christina Böck and Sybille Krafft. München: Buchendorfer Verlag, 1995.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie. "Introduction." In Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Sophie Body-Gendrot and Pieter Spierenburg, 1-12. New York: Springer, 2007.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie, and Pieter Spierenburg. Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Springer, 2007.
Anticipating Total War: The German and American Experiences, 1871-1914, Edited by Manfred Boemeke, Roger Chickering and Stig Förster. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Bohlman, Philip Vilas. The Music of European Nationalism: Cultural Identity and Modern History. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004.
Boittin, Jennifer. Colonial Metropolis: The Urban Grounds of Anti-Imperialism and Feminism in Interwar Paris. Lincoln, United States: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
Boittin, Jennifer Anne, Christina Firpo, and Emily Musil Church. "Hierarchies of Race and Gender in the French Colonial Empire, 1914-1946." Historical Reflections 37, no. 1 (2011): 60-90.
Bond, Brian. War and Society in Europe, 1870–1970. Montreal; Bufffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
Bordiugov, Genadi, Hugh Cecil, and Peter Liddle. "The First World War and Social Deviance in Russia." In Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced, 539-544. London: Leo Cooper, 1996.
Borg, Alan. War Memorials: From Antiquity to the Present. London: Leo Cooper, 1991.
Bosworth, R. J. B. Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945. New York: Penguin, 2006.

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