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State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War : Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare - John Horne

State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War

Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare

By: John Horne (Editor)

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This volume examines political and cultural mobilisation in the face of industrialised mass death during the First World War. Comparing Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary, it generates arguments on mobilisation and 'total war' which have wider relevance. It explores 'national ideals' which cast the war as a crusade, the inclusive 'self-mobilisation' of sectional identities and private organisations behind national efforts, and the exclusion of suspect groups (the 'enemy within') from the mobilisation process. It also highlights the importance, and difficulty, of assessing the limits of mobilisation as well as the differing capacities of the state to sustain it, factors related to prior degrees of national integration and political legitimacy. Mobilisation in this sense was an important factor which determined the outcome and legacy of the war.

'... this is a very good collection of essays which makes a substantial contribution to understanding the First World War.' Labour History Review

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction: mobilising for 'total war', 1914-1918 John Horne
National Ideals
German artists, writers and intellectuals and the meaning of war, 1914-1918 Wolfgang J
Children and the primary schools of France, 1914-1918 St├Ęphane Audoin-Rouzeau
War, 'national education' and the Italian primary school, 1915-1918 Andrea Fava
Solidarities and Minorities
Mobilising labour and socialist militants in Paris during the Great War Jean-Louis Robert
Between integration and rejection: the Jewish community in Germany, 1914-1918 Christhard Hoffmann
Wackes at war: Alsace-Lorraine and the failure of German national mobilisation, 1914-1918 Alan Kramer
Army and Nation
Discipline and morale in the British army, 1917-1918 David Englander
Remobilising the citizen-soldier through the French army mutinies of 1917 Leonard V
The German army, the authoritarian nation-state and total war Wilhelm Deist
Morale and patriotism in the Austro-Hungarian army, 1914-1918 Mark Cornwall
The Limits and Consequences of Mobilisation
Remobilising for 'total war': France and Britain, 1917-1918 John Horne
Mobilisation and demobilisation in Germany, 1916-1919 Richard Bessel
The Italian experience of 'total' mobilisation, 1915-1920 Paul Corner and Giovanna Procacci
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521561129
ISBN-10: 0521561124
Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 30th March 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.63