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Capital Cities at War : Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919 - Dr Jay Winter

Capital Cities at War

Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919

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Published: 6th September 1999
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This ambitious volume marks a huge step in our understanding of the social history of the Great War. The authors have compiled a vast array of data and have drawn an original and coherent portrait of European cities at war. Contributors from several fields bring an interdisciplinary approach to the book, and represent the best of recent scholarship. One of the few truly comparative works on the Great War, this volume will transform social studies of the conflict and is likely to become a model for research.

'In this volume, the first of two, eleven historians from Britain, France, Germany and the US have undertaken a major exercise in 'the social and cultural history of modern warfare'. Teamwork permits a range of research in the archives of three nations almost impossible for an individual, and the vast amount of information contained here will be a constant recourse for future enquirers.' London Review of Books '... the most powerful, distinguished and innovative work of recent social history to be published in the last twenty years ... to undertake a comparative, historical analysis of three of the world's most challenging capital cities and to complete it to this standard is unprecedented to the knowledge of this reviewer ... the European historiography of the future is already with us - in the form of multilingual pioneers like Winter and Robert, and their associates.' Anthony Sutcliffe, Reviews in History

Note on joint authorshipp. ix
List of figuresp. xi
List of tablesp. xiii
Premisesp. 1
Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919: capital cities at warp. 3
Paris, London, Berlin on the eve of the warp. 25
The social relations of sacrificep. 55
Lost generations: the impact of military casualties on Paris, London, and Berlinp. 57
The image of the profiteerp. 104
The social relations of labourp. 133
The transition to war in 1914p. 135
The labour market and industrial mobilization, 1915-1917p. 164
The transition to peace, 1918-1919p. 196
The social relations of incomesp. 227
Material pressures on the middle classesp. 229
Wages and purchasing powerp. 255
Transfer payments and social policyp. 286
The social relations of consumptionp. 303
Feeding the citiesp. 305
Coal and the metropolisp. 342
Housingp. 374
Urban demography in wartimep. 419
The 'other war' I: protecting public healthp. 421
The 'other war' II: setbacks in public healthp. 456
Surviving the war: life expectation, illness, and mortality rates in Paris, London, and Berlin, 1914-1919p. 487
Towards a social history of capital cities at warp. 525
Conclusion: towards a social history of capital cities at warp. 527
Statistical appendix and tablesp. 555
Bibliographyp. 578
Indexp. 611
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ISBN: 9780521668149
ISBN-10: 052166814X
Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 644
Published: 6th September 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.97