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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


National Biography and the Arts of Memory: From Thomas Fuller to Colin Matthew

Ian Donaldson

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The arts of memory and of biography have always been closely related. For instance, the memoir, which is an act of remembrance, has a double sense: it looks at the past and to the future, selecting ... 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


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


Stylistic Influences in Early Manx Sculpture

David M. Wilson

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the influences in the early sculpture in the Isle of Man, particularly the crosses that were previously described as Celtic. It suggests that the inscriptions in the Manx ... More


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