Fallen Soldiers Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars
Edition: 1991 (Reprint)
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Description: At the outbreak of the First World War, an entire generation of young men charged into battle for what they believed was a glorious cause. Over the next four years, that cause claimed the lives of some 13 million soldiers--more than twice the number killed in all the major wars from 1790 to 1914. But despite this devastating toll, the memory fostered by the belligerents was not of the grim reality of its trench warfare and battlefield carnage. Instead, the nations that fought commemorated the war's sacredness and the martyrdom of those who had died for the greater glory of the fatherland. The sanctification of war is the subject of this pioneering work by well-known European historian George L. Mosse. Fallen Soldiers offers a profound analysis of what he calls the Myth of the War Experience--a vision of war that masks its horror, consecrates its memory, and ultimately justifies its purpose. Beginning with the Napoleonic wars, Mosse traces the origins of this myth and its symbols, and examines the role of war volunteers in creating and perpetuating it. His book is likely to become one of the classic studies of modern war and the complex, often disturbing nature of human perception and memory.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/1991
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: a Different Kind of War|
|Volunteers in War|
|Building the Myth: Tangible Symbols of Death|
|The First World War|
|Youth and the War Experience|
|The Cult of the Fallen Soldier|
|The Appropriation of Nature|
|Process of Trivialization|
|The Postwar Age|
|The Brutalization of German Politics|
|Building on War|
|The Second World War, the Myth, and the Postwar Generation|