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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Vovk, Justin C. Imperial Requiem: Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2012.
Wake, Roy. The Nightingale Training School 1860-1996. London: Haggerston Press, 1998.
The Upheaval of War: Family, Work, and Welfare in Europe, 1914-1918, Edited by Wall, Richard and Jay M. Winter. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Walsh, Michael John Kirk. The Great War and the British Empire: Culture and Society In Routledge studies in First World War history. London: Routeledge, Taylor & Francis, 2017.
Warren, Allen. "Popular Manliness: Baden Powell, Scouting and the Development of Manly Character." In Middle-class Masculinity in Britain and America, 1800-1940, edited by James Mangan and James Walvin, 199-219. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen. Beauty or Beast? The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Watenpaugh, Keith David. Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Oakland, United States: University of California Press, 2015.
Waters, Elisabeth. "Heroism in the Frame: Gender‚ Nationality and Propaganda in Tashkent and Moscow‚ 1924-1945." In The palgrave handbook of women and gender in twentieth-century Russia and the Soviet union, 199-216. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Watkins, Glenn. Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003.
Watson, Alexander. Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Watson, Janet S. K. Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory, and the First World War in Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Watson, Alexander. Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. New York: Basic Books, 2014.
Watson, Janet S. K. "Wars in the Wards: The Social Construction of Medical Work in First World War Britain." Journal of British Studies 41, no. 4 (2002): 484-510.
Wawro, Geoffrey. Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792–1914. London: Routledge, 1999.
Weeks, Jeffrey. Sex, Politics and Society: the Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800. 4th ed. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
International Health Organisations and Movements, 1918-1939, Edited by Paul Weindling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Weiss, Elaine. Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2008.
Weitz, Eric D. Creating German Communism, 1890-1990: From Popular Protests to Socialist State. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Welch, David. Germany, Propaganda, and Total War, 1914-1918 : The Sins of Omission. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000.
Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age, Edited by David Welch and Jo Fox. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Welch, David. Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks. London; New York: I. B. Tauris, 2014.
Wessely, Simon. "Twentieth-Century Theories on Combat Motivation and Breakdown." Journal of Contemporary History 41, no. 2 (2006): 269-286.
Der Krieg des kleinen Mannes: Eine Militärgeschichte von unten, Edited by Wolfram Wette. München: Piper, 1992.
Whalen, Robert. Bitter Wounds: German Victims of the Great War, 1914-1939. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984.
Whitaker, Elizabeth Dixon. Measuring mamma's milk : fascism and the medicalization of maternity in Italy. Ann Arbor, U.S.A.: University of Michigan Press, 2000.
Wiesner, Merry E. "World History and the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality." Journal of World History 18, no. 1 (2007): 53-67.
Wilde, Terry. "Freshettes, Farmerettes, and Feminine Fortitude at the University of Toronto during the First World War." In A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War, edited by Sarah Carlene Glassford and Amy J. Shaw, 75-97. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012.
Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism: The Politics of Transition, Edited by Rick Wilford and Robert L. Miller. London: Routledge, 1998.
Willan, Brian P. "The South African Native Labour Contingent, 1916-1918." Journal of African History 19, no. 1 (1978): 61-86.
Williams, Noel St. John. Judy O’Grady and the Colonel’s Lady: The Army Wife and Camp Follower since 1660 . London: Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988.
Williams, Chad Louis. Torchbearers of Democracy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Willson, Perry R. Gender, Family and Sexuality: The Private Sphere in Italy, 1860-1945. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Willson, Perry R. The clockwork factory : women and work in Fascist Italy. New York, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Willson, Perry R. Women in Twentieth-Century Italy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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