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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Brosman, Catharine Savage. Visions of War in France: Fiction, Art, Ideology. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.
Brovkin, Vladimir N. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994.
Brown, Michael. "Cold Steel, Weak Flesh: Mechanism, Masculinity and the Anxieties of Late Victorian Empire." Cultural and Social History 14, no. 2 (2017): 155-181.
Brown, Nikki. Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women's Activism from World War I to the New Deal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Brown, Carrie. Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002.
Brown, Frederick. The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Western Music and Race, Edited by Julie Brown. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Brownmiller, Susan. Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. New York: Fawcett Books, 1993.
Brüstle, Christa, Guido Heldt, and Eckhard Weber. Von Grenzen und Ländern, Zentren und Rändern: Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Verschiebungen in der musikalischen Geographie Europas. Schliengen: Edition Argus, 2006.
Bucur-Deckard, Maria. "Between the Mother of the Wounded and the Virgin of Jiu: Romanian Women and the Gender of Heroism during the Great War." Journal of Women's History 12, no. 2 (2000): 30-56.
Bucur-Deckard, Maria. Heroes and Victims: Remembering War in Twentieth-Century Romania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.
Budreau, Lisa M. Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933. New York: New York University Press, 2010.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Gender, Sexuality, and Colonial Modernities, Edited by Antoinette M. Burton. London; New York: Routledge, 1999.
Bussey, Gertrude Carman, and Margaret Tims. Pioneers for Peace: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1965. London: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, British Section, 1980.
Butterfield, Jo, and Elizabeth Heineman. "The Gendered Nexus between Conflict and Citizenship in Historical Perspective." In The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict, edited by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Naomi R. Cahn, Dina Francesca Haynes and Nahla Valji, 62-74. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Byers, Andrew. The Sexual Economy of War: Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019.
Byles, Joan Montgomery. War, Women, and Poetry, 1914-1945: British and German Writers and Activists. Newark; London: University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses, 1995.
Cabanes, Bruno. The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Caire, Raymond. La femme militaire: Des origines à nos jours. Paris: Lavauzelle, 1981.
Calder, Jean McKinlay. The Story of Nursing. London: Methuen, 1971.
Campbell, Caroline. Political Belief in France, 1927-1945: Gender, Empire, and Fascism in the Croix de Feu and Parti Social Français. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Campillo, María Vidaurreta. La Guerra y la Condición Femenina en la Sociedad Industrial: el Caso de Francia. Madrid: Dirección General de la Juventud y Promoción Sociocultural, 1981.
Cannadine, David. Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Canning, Kathleen. Gender History in Practice: Historical Perspectives on Bodies, Class & Citizenship. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Canning, Kathleen. "Women and the Politics of Gender." In Weimar Germany, edited by Anthony McElligott, 146-174. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Capdevila, Luc, Francois Rouquet, Fabrice Virgili, and Danièle Voldman. Hommes et femmes dans la France en guerre (1914-1945). Paris: Payot, 2003.
Capozzola, Christopher Joseph Nic. "Legacies for Citizenship: Pinpointing Americans During and after World War I." Diplomatic History 38, no. 4 (2014): 713-726.
Capozzola, Christopher Joseph Nicodemus. Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Gender and Conflict since 1914: Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Edited by Carden-Coyne, Ana. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Women's Writing on the First World War, Edited by Agnes Cardinal, Dorothy Goldman and Judith Hattaway. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Musique, art et religion dans l'entre-deux-guerres, Edited by Sylvain Caron and Michel Duchesneau. Lyon: Symétrie, 2009.
Carr, Gilly, and Harold Mytum. Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity Behind Barbed Wire. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Carr, Kent. Women Who Dared: Heroines of the Great War. London: S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd., 1920.
Carroll, Stuart. Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Carsten, Francis Ludwig. War against War: British and German Radical Movements in the First World War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.
Ceadel, Martin. Pacifism in Britain, 1914–1945: The Defining of a Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Cecil, Hugh, and Peter Liddle. Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experience. London: Leo Cooper, 1996.
Shaw, Diana. "The Forgotten Army of Women: The Overseas Service of Queen Mary Army Auxiliary Corps with the British Forces, 1917-1921." In Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced, edited by Hugh P. Cecil and Peter Liddle, 365-379. London: Cooper, 1996.

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