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Rolling The Iron Dice

Eric Dorn Brose

in The Kaiser's Army: Technological, Tactical, and Operational Dilemmas in Germany During the Machine Age 1870-1918

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195143355
eISBN:
9780199872015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143355.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that Germany reaped a bitter harvest in August and September 1914. The bold notion of winning the opening campaign quickly by a powerful out-flanking stroke through Belgium had had ... More


Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

Barry Eichengreen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101133
eISBN:
9780199869626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101138.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The gold standard and the Great Depression might appear to be two very different topics requiring two entirely separate books, and the attempt to combine them here reflects Barry Eichengreen's ... More


The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Vincent Sherry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What basis did the Great War of 1914-1918 provide for the verbal inventiveness of “modernist” poetry and fiction? This book reopens this long unanswered question with a work of original historical ... More


Building the Interwar POW Regime

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter charts the evolution of the western European prisoner of war ‘regime’. It shows how Britain's experience of captivity during the Great War contributed to the development of a ... More


Denouement

Eric Dorn Brose

in The Kaiser's Army: Technological, Tactical, and Operational Dilemmas in Germany During the Machine Age 1870-1918

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195143355
eISBN:
9780199872015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143355.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that the failure of the German Army to defeat France in 1914 allowed the nightmarish scenario of prewar games and exercises to come true: a long slugging match on two fronts. The ... More


The Emergence of Covert Warfare

Austin Carson

in Secret Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181769
eISBN:
9780691184241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181769.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the confluence of political, technological, and social changes that prompted the emergence of covert military intervention as an escalation-control technique. It lays the ... More


The World of Yesterday: Conrad, European History, and Napoleonic Legend

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter looks at Conrad's writing during the Great War as his response to the conflict. It then turns its attention to Conrad's lifelong obsession with Napoleon Bonaparte, exploring Conrad's ... More


Liberal Measures: Prolegomenon to a Poetics of English Modernism

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter puts the Liberal support of the Great War in the context of 19th-century British Liberalism. This legacy places an exceptionally high degree of value on Reason, a priority that results ... More


Musical Metaphysics in War and Revolution

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores how questions of national identity and patriotism took center stage with the outbreak of war in 1914. For Nietzsche’s orphans, the cultural heritage upon which musical ... More


Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Priya Satia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book offers a cultural history of British intelligence–gathering in the Middle East in the era of World War One and its consequences in British literary and political culture and military and ... More


How the American Century Started

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the way European élites became aware of the rising power of America following the Spanish–American war of 1898; shows how the British saw a chance to create a new Anglo-Saxon ... More


Officers and Men

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the importance of internal cohesion in a battalion. During the course of the Great War, the East Kent Regiment along with the entire British army faced the huge task of trying ... More


PROLOGUE

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Prologue presents the need for a historically informed reading of the modernist literature prompted by the Great War of 1914-1918. The prominence of Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory ... More


Mr. Eliot's Wartime Services

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter tracks Eliot's poetic development from his arrival in London in August 1914 until the publication of The Waste Land in 1922. The initial difficulties he experienced in composing poems ... More


Woolf, Among the Modernists

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter situates Virginia Woolf's creative response to the Great War in the deep context of the English Liberalism she knew intimately through her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, who was a dean of ... More


‘Bunking’ and Debunking: The Controversies of the 1960s *

Alex Danchev

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the trends in the 1960s related to the historiography of World War I. During this period, there were four disparate enterprises which conjoined to reanimate public interest in ... More


A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Jonathan Atkin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Great War still haunts us. This book draws together examples of the ‘aesthetic pacifism’ practised during the Great War by such celebrated individuals as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon and ... More


Paramilitarism in Europe after the Great War An Introduction

Robert Gerwarth and John Horne

in War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654918
eISBN:
9780191744273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654918.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This introductory chapter offers a concise introduction to the subject of the book, the existing literature on its subject matter and the general themes explored by the contributors to the volume. ... More


Toward The Great War

Eric Dorn Brose

in The Kaiser's Army: Technological, Tactical, and Operational Dilemmas in Germany During the Machine Age 1870-1918

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195143355
eISBN:
9780199872015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143355.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the events leading to the Great War. When Russia refused to cancel its mobilization, Germany declared war on Russia and France. On 4 August, units of the German cavalry rode ... More


Conrad and History

Richard Niland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This work examines the philosophy of history and the subject of the nation in the literature of Joseph Conrad. It explores the importance of nineteenth-century Polish Romantic philosophy in Conrad's ... More


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