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Three War Veterans Who Don’t Tell War Stories

Kate McLoughlin

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Veterancy is a natural figure for the kind of wisdom-through-experience that is purveyed, as Walter Benjamin noted in ‘The Storyteller’ (1936), through traditional storytelling. But these three ... More


Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792-1820

Mark Hewitson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787457
eISBN:
9780191829468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787457.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Wars have played a fundamental part in modern German history. Although infrequent, conflicts involving German states have usually been extensive and often catastrophic, constituting turning points ... More


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