Secondary Literature on the Age of the Second 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.

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Bartov, Omer. Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide, and Modern Identity. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Bartov, Omer. Murder in our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing, and Representation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath, Edited by Omer Bartov. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Basso, Matthew. Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front. Chicago ; London: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Basso, Matthew, and John Perry Christensen. The Way Utah Worked. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Humanities, 2017.
Batinic, Jelena. Women and Yugoslav Partisans: A History of World War II Resistance. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Baumann, Zygmunt. Modernity and the Holocaust. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989.
Baumeister, Martin, and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum. "If You Tolerate This...": The Spanish Civil War in the Age of Total War. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2008.
Baumel-Schwartz, Judith. Double Jeopardy: Gender and the Holocaust. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 1998.
Baumel-Schwartz, Judith. Perfect Heroes: The World War II Parachutists and the Making of Israeli Collective Memory. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.
Bayly, Christopher Alan, and Tim Harper. Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire. London: Allen Lane, 2007.
Bean, Dalea. Jamaican Women and the World Wars: On the Front Lines of Change. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflict and Memory in a Transnational World, Edited by Dimitar Bechev and Kalypso Nicolaïdis. London: Tauris, 2010.
Beck, Birgit. "Rape: The Military Trials of Sexual Crimes Committed by Soldiers in the Wehrmacht, 1939-1944." In Home/Front: The Military, War and Gender in Twentieth Century Germany, edited by Karen Hagemann and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, 255-274 . Oxford, UK; New York: Berg, 2002.
Beck, Birgit. "Sexual Violence and Its Prosecution by Courts Martial of the Wehrmacht." In A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1937-1945, edited by Roger Chickering, Stig Förster and Bernd Greiner, 317-332. Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Beck, Birgit. "Sexuelle Gewalt und Krieg: Geschlecht, Rasse und der Nationalsozialistische Vernichtungsfeldzug gegen die Sowjetunion, 1941-1945." In Geschlecht hat Methode: Ansätze und Perspektiven in der Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte: Beiträge der 9. Schweizerischen Hitorikerinnentagung 1998, edited by Veronika Aegerter and Schweizerische Historikerinnentagung, 223-234. Zurich: Chronos, 1999.
Beevor, Antony. The Second World War. New York: Back Bay Books, 2013.
Behan, Tom. The Italian Resistance: Fascists, Guerrillas and the Allies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Bek, Anna Nikolaevna. The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954, Edited by Anne Dickason Rassweiler. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Beker, Sonia Pauline. Symphony on Fire: A Story of Music and Spiritual Resistance during the Holocaust. New Milford, NJ: Wordsmithy, 2007.
Belkin, Aaron. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Bellamy, Chris. Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Bemporad, Elissa, and Joyce W. Warren. Women and Genocide: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators. Bloomington, IN, USA : Indiana University Press, 2018.
Benadus, Lorenzo. The Enemy of the New Man: Homosexuality in Fascist Italy. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.
Bender, Daniel E., and Jana K. Lipman. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Benedict, Susan, and Linda Shields. Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The “Euthanasia Programs”. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Benesch, Oleg. Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.
Beorn, Waitman Wade. Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Berenguer, Sara. Entre el Sol y la Tormenta: Revolución, Guerra y Exilio de una Mujer Libre. 2nd (expanded) ed. València, Spain: Eixam, 2005.
Berg, Nicholas. The Holocaust and the West German Historians: Historical Interpretation and Autobiographical Memory. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.
Bergen, Doris L. "Sexual Violence in the Holocaust: Unique and Typical?" In Lessons and Legacies VII: The Holocaust in International Perspective, edited by Dagmar Herzog, 179-201. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2006.
Bergen, Doris. War & Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield , 2016.
Bergen, Doris L. "What Do Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Contribute to the Understanding of the Holocaust." In Different Horrors, Same Hell: Gender and the Holocaust, edited by Myrna Goldenberg and Amy H. Shapiro, 16-36. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012.

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