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Remembrance day revisited: the memory of World Wars in today's Europe

Books for discussion

Capdevila, Luc and Danièle Voldman, War Dead. Western Societies and the Casualties of War (Edinburgh, 2006).

Harrison, Ted, Remembrance Day Today: Poppies, Grief and Heroism (London, 2012).

Paris, M., Warrior Nation: Images of War in British Popular Culture 1850-2000 (London, 2002).


Core Texts

Brueckenhaus, Daniel, ‘A European Memory?’ (manuscript).

Edkins, Trauma and the Memory of Politics, pp. 215-233. [= Chapter 6: Conclusion: The Return of the Political – the Memory of Politics]

Schleifman, Nurit, ‘Moscow's Victory Park: A Monumental Change’, History and Memory, 13 (2001), pp. 5-34. Goto JSTOR


Further Reading

Babington, Anthony, Shell-shock: a history of the changing attitudes to war neurosis (London: Leo Cooper, 1997).Ferguson, Niall, The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West ( New York, 2007).

Ferguson, Niall, The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West (New York, 2007).

Malkasian, C., A History of Modern Wars of Attrition (Westport, 2002).

Noakes, J., (ed.) The Civilian in War (London, 1992).

Pakier, M. and Bo Strath (eds.), A Euoprean Memory? Contested Histories and Politics of Remembrance (Oxford, New York 2012).

Prost, Antoine, ‘The Algerian War in French Collective Memory’, in Sivan/Winter, War and Remembrance, pp. 161-176.

Schivelbusch, W., The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning and Recovery ( New York, 2003).