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Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (Canto Book)

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Jay Winter's powerful 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 endeavored to find collective solace after 1918. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning is a profound and moving book of great importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.

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In this profound and moving study, Jay Winter looks anew at the ways in which writers, artists and communities endeavoured to find solace for the appalling losses of 1914-1918, and offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century.

Synopsis:

Jay Winter's powerful 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. 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.

Synopsis:

This 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.

Synopsis:

This 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.

Synopsis:

Jay Winter's powerful 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 20th century. "An erudite piece of scholarship that will certainly set the standard for future studies of its kind".--"Choice". 31 illustrations.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521639880
Author:
Winter, Jay
Author:
Winter, J. M.
Author:
Winter, Jay
Author:
Jay, Winter
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war.
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto Book
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 b/w illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44x6.32x.65 in. .84 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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"Synopsis" by , In this profound and moving study, Jay Winter looks anew at the ways in which writers, artists and communities endeavoured to find solace for the appalling losses of 1914-1918, and offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , Jay Winter's powerful 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. 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.
"Synopsis" by , This 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.
"Synopsis" by , This 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.
"Synopsis" by , Jay Winter's powerful 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 20th century. "An erudite piece of scholarship that will certainly set the standard for future studies of its kind".--"Choice". 31 illustrations.
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