Description - Capital Cities at War: Volume 2, A Cultural History by Jay Winter
This is the second volume of a pioneering two-volume comparative history of the capital cities of Britain, France and Germany during the Great War. Leading historians explore these wartime cities, from the railway stations where newcomers took on new identities to the streets they surveyed and the pubs, cafes and theatres they frequented, and examine notions of identity, the sites and rituals of city life, and wartime civic and popular culture. This volume, first published in 2007, offers a comparative cultural history of London, Paris and Berlin and reveals the great affinities and similarities between cities on both sides of the line. It shows the transnational character of metropolitan life and the different cultural resources which the men and women of these cities drew upon during 1500 days of war. The practices of metropolitan life go well beyond national histories and this volume suggests the outlines of a fully European history of the Great War.
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Author Biography - Jay Winter
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 Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-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).
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