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War experiences in Eastern and Western Europe 1914-21: class, gender and nation

Books for discussion

Bourke, Joanna, Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War (London, 1996).

Fussell, Paul, The Great War and Modern Memory ( New York, 2000) [1975].

Kramer, Alan, Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War (Oxford 2007).

Winter, Jay, The Great War and the British People. 2nd revised edition. (Basingstoke, 2003). Ebook - library


Core Reading

Edkins, Jenny, Trauma and the Memory of Politics (Cambridge, 2003), pp. 20-56 [= Chapter 2: Survivor memories and the diagnosis of trauma: the Great War and Vietnam].

Harris, Ruth, ‘The “Child of the Barbarian”: Rape, Race and Nationalism in France during the First World War’, Past and Present, 141 (1993), pp. 170-206.

Leed, Eric J., ‘Class and Disillusionment in World War I’, The Journal of Modern History 50 (1978), pp. 680-699.

Further Reading

Bourke, Joanna, An intimate history of killing: face-to-face killing in twentieth-century warfare (London: Granta, 1999).

Corrigan, Andrew, Mud, Blood and Poppycock (London, 2004).

Ferguson, Niall, The Pity of War (London, 1998).

Gatrell, Peter, Russia’s First World War. A Social and Economic History (Harlow, 2005).

Gilbert, M., First World War (London, 1994).

Groot, Gerard de, The First World War (London, 2001).

Hanson, Neil, The Unknown Soldier. The Story of the Missing of the Great War (London, 2005).

Herwig, Holger H., The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 (London, 1997).

Horne, J., and A. Kramer, German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial (New Haven, 2001)

Keegan, J., The First World War (London, 1998).

Kocka, Jurgen, Facing Total War (German Society 1914-18) (Leamington, 1985).

Leeds, Eric J., No Man's Land: combat & identity in World War I (Cambridge, 1979).

MacDonald, Lynn, 1914-18: Voices and Images of the Great War (London, 1991).

MacDonald, Lynn, To The Last Man (London, 1998).

Ousby, Ian, The Road to Verdun: France, Nationalism and the First World War (London, 2003).

Smith, L.V., S. Audoin-Rouzeau and A. Becker, France and the Great War 1914-1918 (Cambridge, 2003).

Strachan, Hew, The First World War (London, 2006).