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Cultural Memory and the Great War: Medievalism and Classicism in British and German War Memorials

STEFAN GOEBEL

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter investigates the overlaps between the ‘cultural memory’ of the distant past and the memory of the Great War in Britain and Germany between 1914 and 1939, looking in particular at the use ... More


Monument to Defeat: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in American Culture and Society

LAWRENCE A. TRITLE

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Monument or memorial? Defeat or withdrawal? The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC pays tribute to more than 58,000 Americans who died fighting an unpopular war. Yet today the ‘Wall’, as it ... More


Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Polly Low, Graham Oliver, and P.J. Rhodes (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book offers a comparative approach to the study of the commemoration of war. It draws together a set of contributions that combine to produce a considered approach to the changes and ... More


Post‐War Dislocations, 1919–1932: ‘Modernity’ and ‘Modernism’

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter reflects on ‘remembrance’ after the Great War — memorials and services. It notes a new modern world and the advent of radio broadcasting. It considers currents of belief and unbelief. ... More


Civic War Memorials: Public Pride and Private Grief

Peter Donaldson

in Remembering the South African War: Britain and the Memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319686
eISBN:
9781781381038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319686.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter will examine the sense of transition inherent in the South Africa War impacted on, and was highlighted by, the memorialisation process as the services of professional as well as citizen ... More


‘Other than stone and mortar’: war memorials, memory and imperial knowledge

John M. MacKenzie

in Female Imperialism and National Identity: Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063909
eISBN:
9781781700396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063909.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the innovative work of the IODE in memorialisation and considers war memorials as producers of identity, tracing the shifts from colonial British space to national Canadian ... More


Mourning: Defeat, Revolution and Memorialisation, 1918–23

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

World War I officially ended on November 11, 1918, when Germany and the Allies signed an armistice treaty. In the days before the armistice, widespread discontent drove both civilians and the ... More


An Unhealed Wound: Britain and the First World War

Emma Hanna

in The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633890
eISBN:
9780748671175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In Britain the First World War has been commemorated more than any other conflict. The small street shrines erected during the war years were soon replaced by memorials in stone and bronze in every ... More


Discovering: War Victims, War Crimes and Reconstruction, 1945–60

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Six years of violence and genocide during World War II claimed the lives of almost six million European Jews, who were brutally murdered as part of Nazi Germany's racial cleansing. Germany became a ... More


Landscapes of Commemoration

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

After the war, Berliners’ dire need for housing and infrastructure sometimes presented a life or death struggle. Some resources and labor were diverted to transform the symbolic dimension of the ... More


Places of Memory, Sites of Forgetting

Judith A. Bennett

in Natives and Exotics: World War II and Environment in the Southern Pacific

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832650
eISBN:
9780824871369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832650.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter documents the use of war memorials and other methods of commemorating the dead after the war. While souvenirs embody place, the settings of death and loss adhere more meaning to the ... More


Introduction

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction lays out the structure of Hymns for the Fallen in broad strokes, noting the chronological scope of the study (35 war films made after the close of the Vietnam War), the subgenre ... More


Networks of Grief and Pride: Yasukuni Shrine in Regional Japan

Akiko Takenaka

in Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 examines the popularization of beliefs associated with Yasukuni Shrine in areas far from Tokyo. Two concepts played a key role in the nationalization of the Yasukuni myth. One was the ... More


Natural Burial and Cultural Memory

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Three innovative individuals drive this chapter through their imaginative provision of UK funerary and memorial practice. Ken West fostered woodland, natural, green or ecological burial; David ... More


Remembrance

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan Peace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198786245
eISBN:
9780191839092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786245.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

War remembrance is a salient issue. It usually is a means to cement a particular political identity. And therein lies the problem—at least, for a cosmopolitan account of peace after war. For if ... More


Conclusion

Peter Donaldson

in Remembering the South African War: Britain and the Memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319686
eISBN:
9781781381038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319686.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter summarizes the book’s major themes and presents some final thoughts. It concludes that the South African War both shaped and reflected the remembrance of the Great War. The intense ... More


The Hidden Reason for Forgetting Korea

Charles S. Young

in Name, Rank, and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195183481
eISBN:
9780199344796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183481.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Military History

Governments try to burnish the memory of unpopular wars, but had difficulty doing so with Korea. The public had not been informed that voluntary repatriation was holding up peace. During armistice ... More


From Postmodern to Neomodern: The United States and Europe

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0029
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter first discusses how modern architecture was cast aside by both architects and the public between 1965 and 1985. One of the reasons why modernism fell out of favor is its association of ... More


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