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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Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. "War and Revolution in a World of Empires: 1914 to 1945." In Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference, edited by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper, 369-412. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burfoot, Annette, and Susan Lord. Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2006.
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.
Byles, Joan. War, Women, and Poetry, 1914-1945: British and German Writers and Activists. London: Associated University Presses, 1995.
Cabanes, Bruno. The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Caire, Raymond. La Femme militaire: Des origines à nos jours. Paris: Lavauzelle, 1981.
Calder, Jean McKinlay. The Story of Nursing. 5th ed. 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, U.S.A.: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Campillo, María Vidaurreta. La Guerra y la Condición Femenina en la Sociedad Industrial: el Caso de Francia. Madrid, Spain: 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. Hommes et femmes dans la France en guerre (1914-1945), Edited by Francois Rouquet, Fabrice Virgili and Danièle Voldman. Paris, France: 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.
Caravantes, Peggy. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy In Women of action; Variation: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.). Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2015.
Gender and Conflict since 1914: Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Edited by Carden-Coyne, Ana. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Cardoza, Thomas. Intrepid Women: Cantinières and Vivandières of the French Army. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
Musique, art et religion dans l'entre-deux-guerres, Edited by Sylvain Caron and Michel Duchesneau. Lyon: Symétrie, 2009.
Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity Behind Barbed Wire, Edited by Gillian Carr and H. C. Mytum. New York: Routledge, 2012.

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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. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Militarismus: Francis Carsten z. 65. Geburtstag, Edited by F. L. Carsten and Volker R. Berghahn. Cologne: Kiepenheuer und Witsch, 1975.
Carsten, F. L., and Mazal Holocaust Collection. War against War : British and German Radical Movements in the First World War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.
Castillo, Graciela Padilla, and Javier Rodríguez Torres. "La I Guerra Mundial en la Retaguardia: la Mujer Protagonista." Historia y Comunicación Social 18, no. Special WWI Issue (2013): 191-206.
Ceadel, Martin. Pacifism in Britain, 1914–1945: The Defining of a Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Jackson, Alyson. "Germany, The Home Front (2): Blockade, Government and Revolution." In Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experience, edited by Hugh P. Cecil and Peter Liddle, 563-576. London: 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.
Cendrars, Blaise, and Monique Chefdor. Modernities and Other Writings. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Chakravorty, Upendra Narayan. Indian Nationalism and the First World War, 1914-18: Recent Political & Economic History of India. Calcutta: Progressive Publishers, 1997.
Chaves, María Eugenia. "Slave Women’s Strategies for Freedom and the Late Spanish Colonial State." In Hidden Histories of Gender and the State in Latin America, edited by Elizabeth Dore and Maxine Molyneux, 108-126. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.
Health Care as Social History: The Glasgow Case, Edited by Olive Checkland and Margaret Lamb. Aberdeen, UK: Aberdeen University Press, 1982.
Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918, Edited by Roger Chickering and Stig Förster. Cambridge ; New York ; Washington, DC: Cambridge University Press; German Historical Institute, 2000.
Chickering, Roger. Imperial Germany and a World Without War: The Peace Movement and German Society, 1892–1933. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975.
Chickering, Roger. Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Chickering, Roger. "Militärgeschichte als Totalgeschichte im Zeitalter des totalen Krieges." In Was ist Militärgeschichte?, edited by Benjamin Ziemann and Thomas Kühne, 301-312. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2000.
Chickering, Roger, and Stig Förster. Shadows of Total War: Europe, East Asia, and the United States, 1919–1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.