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War and Memory in 20th-century Europe (Paperback) (David A. Messenger)

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War and Memory in 20th-Century Europe outlines how and where the memory of 20th-century European conflict is located in contemporary society. Through an analysis of the collective memory of various conflicts, it demonstrates that knowledge of how different societies and cultures remember their experience of war is crucial to understanding the history of 20th-century Europe.

The book begins by examining the definition of cultural memory and the key theories and methodologies involved in its study, before going on to examine key case studies in the memory of conflict, including:

- The First World War
- The Russian Revolution
- The Second World War
- Occupation and the Holocaust
- The wars of decolonization
- The Spanish Civil War
- The Yugoslav Wars

The book provides a history of memory and a focus on memory spaces and memory practices following conflict, looking in particular at how memory has emerged in public spaces such as public parks, museums, and memorial sites. Every chapter involves a comparative element, exploring the similarities and differences in terms of how memory operates within different societies. Readers are supported throughout with maps, illustrations and detailed further reading suggestions.
Number of Pages: 288.0
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: David A. Messenger
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2017
TCIN: 51570462
UPC: 9781472510075
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5520

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