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Just War, 1914–1918

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/9780198263715.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter examines the First World War, considering reactions to the outbreak and British intervention. Civil war in Ireland (and perhaps in the UK as a whole) appeared imminent and bitterly ... More


Creating a Herakles for our times: a montage of modern madness

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives examples of some of the mediated ways in which Euripides' Herakles has infiltrated the current cultural climate, and examines in further detail the current phase in the reception ... More


Emotions in Times of War: Private and Public, Individual and Collective

Ute Frevert

in Total War: An Emotional History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266663
eISBN:
9780191905384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266663.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In private and public affairs the concepts of honour and shame were crucial from the outbreak and throughout the entire duration of the First World War. The roots of these concepts can be traced back ... More


British Writing of the Second World War

Mark Rawlinson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184560
eISBN:
9780191674303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is the first study to provide a detailed critical and historical survey of British literary culture in wartime. Concerned as much with war as with writing, it explores the significance of ... More


The Home Guard: A Military and Political History

S. P. MacKenzie

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205777
eISBN:
9780191676789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Today we laugh at ‘Dad's Army’, but in 1940 the threat of a German invasion of Britain was a very real one. This book's history of the Home Guard offers a new perspective on the men who took up the ... More


War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Barbara Hately-Broad

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

During the Second World War, some 250,000 British servicemen were taken captive either by the Axis powers or the Japanese, as a result of which their wives and families became completely dependent on ... More


Agriculture

James McDermott

in British Military Service Tribunals, 1916–18: A Very Much Abused Body of Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084775
eISBN:
9781781702673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084775.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The period of Herbert Henry Asquith's administration saw the continuance of a prewar laissez-faire attitude towards agriculture, reflecting the political temperament of government, optimism that the ... More


Robert E. Lee, the Army of Northern Virginia, and Confederate Surrender

Joseph T. Glatthaar

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter employs the Army of Northern Virginia as a test case to study how soldiers lose faith in the favourable outcome of the war. Glatthaar examines the external and internal wartime strains ... More


Irreconcilable Differences

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the devastating experience of the Civil War in the border South. The chapter opens with the secession crisis, which gave western Virginians their long-awaited opportunity to ... More


“White-Robed Heroes” in Wartime Mass Culture

Lee K. Pennington

in Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452574
eISBN:
9780801455629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452574.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes the projected image of disabled veterans as icons of noble sacrifice that gained visibility in wartime Japan. Due mainly to official efforts, the Russo-Japanese War image of ... More


English in a Time of Total War

Lynda Mugglestone

in Writing a War of Words: Andrew Clark and the Search for Meaning in World War One

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198870159
eISBN:
9780191913044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870159.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter focusses on the language of total war, and its consequences, in Britain. Total war is marked by the explicit renegotiation of the boundaries of conflict, alongside the participants it ... More


Improving Safety

Jim Phillips

in Scottish Coal Miners in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474452311
eISBN:
9781474465373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452311.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Scottish miners’ central goal was economic security. An important generational element was involved in its pursuit. The Village Pit generation saw nationalisation as deliverance from the evils of ... More


Introduction

Guy Woodward

in Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198716853
eISBN:
9780191787218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716853.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction establishes the primary aim of the book: to recover forgotten ways of describing the place of Northern Ireland in relation to the Second World War by examining the impact of that war ... More


The Motif of Sacrifice in the Literature and Culture of the Second World War

Mark Rawlinson

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how Anglophone literature and culture envisioned and questioned an economy of sacrificial exchange, particularly its symbolic aspect, as driving the compulsions entangled in the ... More


Wartime Boom: Dancing and the Dance Hall Industry at War, 1939–45

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Chapter 2 examines the wartime boom in dancing, looking at the dance hall industry at war from 1939–45 and at the challenges to dancing created by the war, and asking how the industry responded to ... More


The Home Front

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in Broadway Goes to War: American Theater during World War II

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180946
eISBN:
9780813181028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180946.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Wartime America underwent rapid transformation; men, women, and children saw their social roles redefined; and economic and racial divisions grew deeper and sharper edged. Theater was the perfect ... More


The War Intensifies, December 1941–June 1944

Thomas Brodie

in German Catholicism at War, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198827023
eISBN:
9780191865992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827023.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyses Catholics’ responses to Germany’s worsening geopolitical position during the crucial period of the war between the beginning of 1942 and spring 1944. Much historiography has ... More


War Tests De Bow’s Theories and Patience

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes how De Bow viewed the American Civil War. As a leading secessionist he hoped for an important job in the new government of the Confederate States of America. He became an agent ... More


Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War

Guy Woodward

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198716853
eISBN:
9780191787218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the impact of the Second World War on literature and culture in Northern Ireland between 1939 and 1970. It argues that the war, as a unique interregnum in the history of Northern ... More


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