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The Resource The legacy of the Great War : ninety years on, edited by Jay Winter

The legacy of the Great War : ninety years on, edited by Jay Winter

Label
The legacy of the Great War : ninety years on
Title
The legacy of the Great War
Title remainder
ninety years on
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jay Winter
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In late 2007 and early 2008, world-renowned historians gathered in Kansas City for a series of public forums on World War I. Each of the five events focused on a particular topic and featured spirited dialog between its prominent participants. The forums addressed topics about the Great War that have long fascinated both scholars and the educated public: the origins of the war and the question of who was responsible for the escalation of the July Crisis. From the perspectives of a German and a British scholar discussion ensued on the nature of generalship and military command and also the private soldiers' experiences of combat, revealing their strategies of survival and negotiation. These discussions show that the Great War was 'great' not merely because of its magnitude, but also because of its revolutionary effects
  • "In late 2007 and early 2008, world-renowned historians gathered in Kansas City for a series of public forums on World War I. Each of the five events focused on a particular topic and featured spirited dialogue between its prominent participants. In spontaneous exchanges, the eminent scholars probed each other{u2019}s arguments, learned from each other, and provided insights not just into history but also into the way scholars think about their subject alongside and at times in conflict with their colleagues. Representing a fourth generation of writers on the Great War and a transnational rather than an international approach, prominent historians Niall Ferguson and Paul Kennedy, Holger Afflerbach and Gary Sheffield, John Horne and Len Smith, John Milton Cooper and Margaret MacMillan, and Jay Winter and Robert Wohl brought to the proceedings an exciting clash of ideas. The forums addressed topics about the Great War that have long fascinated both scholars and the educated public: the origins of the war and the question of who was responsible for the escalation of the July Crisis; the nature of generalship and military command, seen here from the perspectives of a German and a British scholar; the private soldiers{u2019} experiences of combat, revealing their strategies of survival and negotiation; the peace-making process and the overwhelming pressures under which statesmen worked; and the long-term cultural consequences of the war{u2014}showing that the Great War was 2great3 not merely because of its magnitude but also because of its revolutionary effects. These topics continue to reverberate, and in addition to shedding new light on the subjects, these forums constitute a glimpse at how historical writing happens. American society did not suffer the consequences of the Great War that virtually all European countries knew{u2014}a lack of perspective that the National World War I Museum seeks to correct. This book celebrates that effort, helping readers feel the excitement and the moral seriousness of historical scholarship in this field and drawing more Americans into considering how their own history is part of this story."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D504
LC item number
.L44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Winter, J. M
  • National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
World War, 1914-1918
Label
The legacy of the Great War : ninety years on, edited by Jay Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
From public forums sponsored by the National World War I Museum at Liberty memorial in Kansas City in 2007 and 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War origins / Niall Ferguson, Paul Kennedy -- Waging total war: learning curve or bleeding curve? / Holger Afflerbach, Gary Sheffield -- The soldiers' war: coercion or consent? / John Horne, Len Smith -- Ending the Great War: the peace that failed? / John Milton Cooper, Margaret MacMillan -- The Great War: midwife to modern memory? / Jay Winter, Robert Wohl
Control code
318877881
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 219 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780826218711
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318877881
Label
The legacy of the Great War : ninety years on, edited by Jay Winter
Publication
Note
From public forums sponsored by the National World War I Museum at Liberty memorial in Kansas City in 2007 and 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War origins / Niall Ferguson, Paul Kennedy -- Waging total war: learning curve or bleeding curve? / Holger Afflerbach, Gary Sheffield -- The soldiers' war: coercion or consent? / John Horne, Len Smith -- Ending the Great War: the peace that failed? / John Milton Cooper, Margaret MacMillan -- The Great War: midwife to modern memory? / Jay Winter, Robert Wohl
Control code
318877881
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 219 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780826218711
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318877881

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