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    DescriptionJay Winter's powerful 1998 study of the 'collective remembrance' of the Great War offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Dr Winter looks anew at the culture of commemoration and the ways in which communities endeavoured to find collective solace after 1918. Taking issue with the prevailing 'modernist' interpretation of the European reaction to the appalling events of 1914-18, Dr Winter instead argues that what characterised that reaction was, rather, the attempt to interpret the Great War within traditional frames of reference. Tensions arose inevitably. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning is a profound and moving book of seminal importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.


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    Title
    Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning
    Subtitle
    The Great War in European Cultural History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jay Winter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521639880
    ISBN 10: 0521639883
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    Libri: B-085
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000, A14204054
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090, SOC002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.31
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 3JF, 1D
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 940.46
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHWR5, NHD
    Edition statement
    Canto ed.
    Illustrations note
    31 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 March 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part I. Catastrophe and Consolation: 1. Homecomings: the return of the dead; 2. Communities in mourning; 3. Spiritualism and the 'Lost Generation'; 4. War memorials and the mourning process; Part II. Cultural Codes and Languages of Mourning: 5. Mythologies of war: films, popular religion, and the business of the sacred; 6. The apocalyptic imagination in art: from anticipation to allegory; 7. The apocalyptic imagination in war literature; 8. War poetry, romanticism, and the return of the sacred; 9. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.