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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Bourke, Joanna. Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Bourke, Joanna. Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present. London: Virago, 2008.

Translated in Italian and Spanish in 2009.

A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror, Edited by Warren H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
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; Hoboken, NJ: Croom Helm; Taylor and Francis, 1981.
Braybon, Gail. Women Workers in the First World War: the British Experience . Totowa, N. J., USA: Barnes & Noble, 1981.
Braziel, Jana Evans. "Re-membering Défilé: Dédée Bazile as Revolutionary Lieu de Mémoire." Small Axe 9, no. 2 (2005): 57-85.
Bredbenner, Candice. "A Duty to Defend?: The Evolution of Aliens’ Military Obligations to the United States, 1792–1946." Journal of Policy History 24, no. 2 (2012): 224-262.
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.
Bridenthal, Renate, and Claudia Koonz. Becoming Visible: Women in European History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Bridges, Emma. "Left Behind: Naomi Mitchison's Cloud Cuckoo Land (1925) and the Women of Ancient Greece and the First World War." Classical Receptions Journal 10, no. 1 (2018): 70-85.
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.
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, Michael. "Cold Steel, Weak Flesh: Mechanism, Masculinity and the Anxieties of Late Victorian Empire." Cultural and Social History : The Journal of the Social History Society 14, no. 2 (2017): 155-181.
Brown, Nicholas. "Enacting the International: R.G. Watt and the League of Nations Union." In Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, edited by Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott, 75-94. Canberra: Austrailian National University E-Press, 2008.
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: Simon and Schuster, 1975.
Von Grenzen und Ländern, Zentren und Rändern: Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Verschiebungen in der musikalischen Geographie Europas, Edited by Christa Brüstle, Guido Heldt and Eckhard Weber. Schliengen, Germany: 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. Gendering Modernism : A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon. London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2017.
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, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.

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