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    Capital Cities at War: Volume 2, A Cultural History: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919 (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare) (Paperback) Edited by Jay Winter, Edited by Jean-Louis Robert

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    DescriptionThis is the second volume of a pioneering two-volume comparative history of the capital cities of Britain, France and Germany during the Great War. Leading historians explore these wartime cities, from the railway stations where newcomers took on new identities to the streets they surveyed and the pubs, cafes and theatres they frequented, and examine notions of identity, the sites and rituals of city life, and wartime civic and popular culture. This volume, first published in 2007, offers a comparative cultural history of London, Paris and Berlin and reveals the great affinities and similarities between cities on both sides of the line. It shows the transnational character of metropolitan life and the different cultural resources which the men and women of these cities drew upon during 1500 days of war. The practices of metropolitan life go well beyond national histories and this volume suggests the outlines of a fully European history of the Great War.

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    Capital Cities at War: Volume 2, A Cultural History
    Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jay Winter, Edited by Jean-Louis Robert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 562
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 740 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107406971
    ISBN 10: 1107406978

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, JFC, HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJF
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090
    DC22: 940.31
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJF
    DC23: 940.31
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHW, NHD, JBCC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    30 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    Review of the hardback: 'For anybody interested in the history of the Great War from a non-military perspective, for historians of modernity and modernism, or urban historians of the early twentieth century, these two volumes will constitute a major work of reference for many years to come.' Journal of Urban History '[This] rich collection of essays expands our knowledge of the Great War in exciting and interesting ways and it is good news that the new paperback makes it widely available.' Deborah Thom, Family and Community History
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments; Foreword: A note on authorship; 1. Introduction: the practice of metropolitan life Jay Winter; Part I. Cityscapes: 2. Railway stations Adrian Gregory; 3. The street Emmanuelle Cronier; 4. Entertainments Jan Ruger; Part II. Civic Culture: 5. Exhibitions Stefan Goebel; 6. Schools Stefan Goebel; 7. Universities Liz Fordham; 8. Public space, political space Jon Lawrence; Part III. Sites of Passage/Rites of Passage: 9. The home and family life Catherine Rollet; 10. Hospitals Jay Winter; 11. Religious sites and practices Adrian Gregory and Annette Becker; 12. Cemeteries Carina Trevisan and Elise Julien; 13. Conclusions Jean-Louis Robert and Jay Winter; Bibliography.