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Description - Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning by Jay Winter

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 endeavoured to find collective solace after 1918. Taking issue with the prevailing 'modernist' interpretation of the European reaction to the appalling events of 1914-18, Dr Winter instead argues that what characterised that reaction was, rather, the attempt to interpret the Great War within traditional frames of reference. Tensions arose inevitably. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107661653
ISBN-10: 110766165X
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 137mm x 16mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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