Synopses & Reviews
A comparative social and economic history of the capitals of Britain, France, and Germany in 1914-1918.
Second volume of a pioneering comparative history of the three capital cities of Britain, France, and Germany during the Great War. It takes the form of a stroll through the cities, from the railway stations where newcomers took on new identities, to the streets they surveyed, to the pubs they entered. The contributors also examine the domestic realm, the school, and public buildings. The comparative cultural history of these cities shows great similarities between them, and suggest the outlines of a fully European history of the Great War.
About the Author
Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He is a specialist on the First World War and its impact on the 20th century. His numerous publications include 1914-1918. The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1998), and, with Antoine Prost, The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present (2006).Jean-Louis Robert is Emeritus Professor of History at UniversitéParis 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has edited, with Jay Winter, Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919 (1997) and with Antoine Prost and Chris Wrigley, The Emergence of European Trade Unionism (2004).
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Foreword: A note on authorship; 1. Introduction: the practice of metropolitan life Jay Winter; Part I. Cityscapes: 2. Railway stations Adrian Gregory; 3. The street Emmanuelle Cronier; 4. Entertainments Jan Rüger; Part II. Civic Culture: 5. Exhibitions Stefan Goebel; 6. Schools Stefan Goebel; 7. Universities Liz Fordham; 8. Public space, political space Jon Lawrence; Part III. Sites of Passage/Rites of Passage: 9. The home and family life Catherine Rollet; 10. Hospitals Jay Winter; 11. Religious sites and practices Adrian Gregory and Annette Becker; 12. Cemeteries Carina Trevisan and Elise Julien; 13. Conclusions Jean-Louis Robert and Jay Winter; Bibliography.