By Pierre Purseigle
The essays amassed right here recommend many of the ways that an interdisciplinary point of view might give a contribution to our figuring out of the nice conflict. individuals learn the connection among the nature of the conflict and the character of belligerent societies, and current unique examine at the comparative heritage of the 1st global conflict. In 1914-1918, front traces didn't basically separate warring international locations, but in addition reduce throughout belligerent societies and finally decided the social responses to the clash. certainly, the ‘totalizing good judgment’ of the 1st global battle entailed the blurring of obstacles among warring parties and non-combatants, soldier and civilian. matters incorporated are operational and tactical evolution, social mobilization, army self-discipline and morale, prisoners of warfare, veterans and demobilization, faith and politics, warfare literature and cinema, reminiscence and commemoration.
Contributors: Pierre Purseigle; Patrick Porter; Dennis Showalter; Leonard V. Smith; Nicolas Ginsburger; Elise Julien; Paul Mulvey; Keith Grieves; Leen Engelen; Nicolas Beaupre; Jennifer D. Keene; Elizabeth Fordham; Vanda Wilcox; Heather Jones; Gearoid Barry.
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