War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
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Short Description for War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century Collaborative volume examining how wars have been remembered in Europe, America and the Middle East.
- Published: 01 November 2000
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521794367 ISBN 10: 0521794366
- Sales rank: 470,805
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Full description for War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century
How war has been remembered collectively is the central question in this volume. War in the twentieth century is a vivid and traumatic phenomenon which left behind it survivors who engage time and time again in acts of remembrance. This volume, containing essays by outstanding scholars of twentieth-century history, focuses on the issues raised by the shadow of war in this century. The behaviour, not of whole societies or of ruling groups alone, but of the individuals who do the work of remembrance, is discussed by examining the traumatic collective memory resulting from the horrors of the First World War, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, and the Algerian War. By studying public forms of remembrance, such as museums and exhibitions, literature and film, the editors have succeeded in bringing together a volume which demonstrates that a popular kind of collective memory is still very much alive.