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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Bielby, Clare, and Anna Richards. Women and Death: Women's Representations of Death in German Culture since 1500. Vol. 3. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010.
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. The Cold War: A Military History (Black 2015). London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
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 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.
Böck, Christina, and Sybille Krafft. Zwischen den Fronten: Münchner Frauen in Krieg und Frieden, 1900-1950. München: Buchendorfer Verlag, 1995.
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.
Boittin, Jennifer. Colonial Metropolis: The Urban Grounds of Anti-Imperialism and Feminism in Interwar Paris. Lincoln: 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.
Bösling, Carl-Heinrich, Ursula Führer, Claudia Glunz, and Thomas F. Schneider. Männer. Frauen. Krieg. Krieg und Frieden-eine Frage des Geschlechts?. Göttingen: V&R Unipress, 2015.
Bosworth, R. J. B. Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945. New York: Penguin, 2006.
Bourke, Joanna. Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Boyce, Robert W. D. The Great Interwar Crisis and the Collapse of Globalization. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Rape in Wartime, Edited by Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Evidence, History, and the Great War: Historians and the Impact of 1914-1918, Edited by Gail Braybon. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003.
Braybon, Gail, and Penny Summerfield. Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars. London ; New York: Pandora Press, 1987.
Braybon, Gail. Women Workers in the First World War: The British Experience. London: Routledge, 1981.
Bréchemier, Dominique, and Nicole Laval-Turpin. Les femmes de l’Entre-deux-guerres: Quels chemins vers la notoriété?. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2015.
Breen, William J. "Black Women and the Great War: Mobilization and Reform in the South." Journal of Southern History 44, no. 3 (1978): 421-440.
Brereton, Bridget. "Gender and the Historiography of the English-Speaking Caribbean." In Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought, edited by Patricia Mohammed, 129-144. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002.
Brewer, Susan A. Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Brian, Amanda M. "The First World War and the Myth of the Young Man's War in Western Europe." Literature & History 27, no. 2 (2018): 148-166.
Bridenthal, Renate, Susan Mosher Stuard, and Merry E. Wiesner. Becoming Visible: Women in European History. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Bristow, Nancy. Making Men Modern: Social Engineering During the Great War. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
Bristow, Nancy K. Making Men Moral: Social Engineering During the Great War. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
Broad, Graham. One in a Thousand: The Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay, Royal Flying Corps. North York: Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
Bröckling, Ulrich. Disziplin: Soziologie und Geschichte militärischer Gehorsamsproduktion. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1997.
Brookfield, Tara. "Divided by the Ballot Box: The Montreal Council of Women and the Election of 1917." Canadian Historical Review 89, no. 4 (2008): 473-501.

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