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Capital Cities at War Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919 - A Cultural History

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ISBN-10: 0521870437

ISBN-13: 9780521870436

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jean-Louis Robert, Jay Winter, Jean-Louis Robert, Paul Kennedy, Antoine Prost

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Second volume of a two-volume pioneering 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. The volume offers the first 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…    
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Book details

List price: $144.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/6/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 568
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Foreword: a note on authorship
The practices of metropolitan life in wartime
Cityscapes
Railway stations: gateways and termini
The street
Entertainments
Civic culture
Exhibitions
Schools
Universities
Public space, political space
Sites of passage/rites of passage
The home and family life
Hospitals
Religious sites and practices
Cemeteries
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index