Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History

Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History
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ISBN10: 
0521639883
ISBN13: 
9780521639880
Pages: 
322
Published: 
March 5th 1998 by Cambridge University Press
Rating: 
3.69

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. 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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