Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning
The Great War in European Cultural History
ISBN10: 0521496829 ISBN13: 9780521496827 Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Oct 1 1995 Pages: 310 Weight: 1.30lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Jay Winter's powerful and substantial new study of the "collective remembrance" of the Great War offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Using a wide variety of literary, artistic and architectural evidence, Dr. Winter looks anew at the ways, many of them highly traditional, in which communities endeavored to find collective solace after the carnage of the First World War. The result is a profound and moving book, of seminal importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.