By Tim Haughton, Nicholas Martin
Concentrating on 3 of the defining moments of the 20th century - the top of the 2 international Wars and the cave in of the Iron Curtain - this quantity offers a wealthy choice of authoritative essays, protecting quite a lot of thematic, local, temporal and methodological views. by way of re-examining the demanding legacies of the century's 3 significant conflicts, the quantity illuminates a couple of recurrent but differentiated principles referring to memorialisation, mythologisation, mobilisation, commemoration and disagreement, reconstruction and illustration within the aftermath of clash. The post-conflict courting among the dwelling and the lifeless, the contestation of thoughts and legacies of warfare in cultural and political discourses, and the importance of generations are key threads binding the gathering together.While no longer claiming to be the definitive research of so giant an issue, the gathering however provides a chain of enlightening ancient and cultural views from best students within the box, and it pushes again the limits of the burgeoning box of the research of legacies and stories of warfare. Bringing jointly historians, literary students, political scientists and cultural stories specialists to debate the legacies and stories of struggle in Europe (1918-1945-1989), the gathering makes a big contribution to the continued interdisciplinary dialog concerning the interwoven legacies of twentieth-century Europe's 3 significant conflicts.
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Extra info for Aftermath: Legacies and Memories of War in Europe, 1918-1945-1989
Pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4094-4428-2 (hardcover) – ISBN 978-1-4094-4429-9 (ebook) – ISBN 978-1-4094-7327-5 (epub) 1. Europe–History, Military–20th century. 2. War and society–Europe–History–20th century. 3. War and civilization–Europe–History–20th century. I. Martin, Nicholas, 1962- II. Haughton, Timothy. III. Purseigle, Pierre. : Roland Dorgelès, Remembering the Dead, and the Long Aftermath of the Great War (1919–1940) Martin Hurcombe 9 Defining Deaths: Richard Titmuss’s Problems of Social Policy and the Meaning of Britain’s Second World War Dan Todman 10 Remembrance, Religion and Reconciliation after the Fall of the Soviet Union Gabriela Welch 11 Thinking about Silence Jay Winter 12 The Long Shadows and Mixed Modes of History: Concluding Reflections on the Aftermath and Legacies of War Tim Haughton and Nicholas Martin Bibliography Index Notes on Contributors Stephen Forcer is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Birmingham.
7 For in the aftermath of Europe’s twentieth-century conflicts, uncertainty undermined and destabilised conventional visions of the past and understandings of present challenges. As a result, former belligerent societies strove and struggled to project themselves into the post-war future. In this respect, the aftermath of military conflicts proves as complex and messy as the business of war itself. Through their training and their leadership in the field, military commanders endeavoured to impose some order onto the ‘fog of war’.
She obtained her PhD at the European University Institute in Florence, where she researched war commemorations and remembrance in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union. Her publications include ‘War Dead and the Restoration of Military Cemeteries’, History and Anthropology, 24/1 (2013). Tara Windsor is Research Associate at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen. She is Production Editor of an annotated source edition being compiled in an international research project entitled ‘World War II – Everyday Life under German Occupation’.