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by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau,Annette Becker

  • ISBN: 0809046431
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau,Annette Becker
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang; Edition Unstated edition (August 5, 2014)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.9
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14-18: Understanding the. has been added to your Cart. The reputation od Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker as eminent historians of the Great War is clearly well deserved from this book.

14-18: Understanding the. Their section on violence gives a whole new perspective to how we understand the war. Given its complexity the text is surprisingly easy to read.

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14-18 - Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau. Shortly thereafter I got it. What the authors are about is discussing some areas of the Great War for study which to date for the most part have been overlooked or ignored. Signigicantly, they point out issues which are more social than military, economic or strategic. The latter three are what we usually see in books on WWI.

Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, Annette Becker. Audoin-Rouzeau and Becker hope to shed light on what the war meant to those who experienced it first-hand, and how its meaning has changed since 1918. 14-18: Understanding the Great War. New York: Hill & Wang, 2003.

14-18 book This book challenges and explains what the Great War was like culturally for those fighting and those not fighting.

Authors Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker raise and try to answer these questions and more. Originally written in French by French scholars it focuses on the French experience, but not the exclusion of other belligerents. The writing flows so well that I would not have known that it was a translation had I not been told. This book challenges and explains what the Great War was like culturally for those fighting and those not fighting.

14 - 18 : Understanding the Great War. by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker

14 - 18 : Understanding the Great War. by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker. With this brilliantly innovative book, St?phane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix on which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed.

Throughout Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker’s book 14-18: Understanding the Great War, the authors explore several aspects of the First World War that are crucial to explaining its overall violence, brutality, and nationalist (often racist) sentiment that underpinned the conflict. In doing so, the authors provide a means of causation behind both the tremendous carnage and destruction inflicted by both soldiers and civilians alike

Annette Becker (1953) is a French historian specializing in study of World War I. She is daughter of the historian Jean-Jacques Becker. with Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, La Grande Guerre : 1914-1918, Paris, Gallimard, coll.

Annette Becker (1953) is a French historian specializing in study of World War I. Découvertes Gallimard" (nº 357), 1998. Hansong Li, "Conscience, Violence and History: Interview with Annette Becker".

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix on which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed. Three elements of the conflict, all too often neglected or denied, are identified as those that must be grasped if we are to understand the war: First, what inspired its unprecedented physical brutality, and what were the effects of tolerating such violence? Second, how did citizens of the belligerent states come to be driven by vehement nationalistic and racist impulses? Third, how did the tens of millions bereaved by the war come to terms with the agonizing pain? With its strikingly original interpretative strength and its wealth of compelling documentary evidence drawn from all sides in the conflict, 14-18: Understanding the Great War has quickly established itself as a classic in the history of modern warfare.


Reviews about 14-18: Understanding the Great War (7):
Shou
As other reviewers have commented, this book lacks the scholarship typically found in a historical book. However, I do not think that this book can be compared to other studies of the First World War, and certainly there are other far superior books that could offer a well researched, scholarly history of the war. This book does not necessarily answer the question of what the war was, but instead it answers a different question. How does the war exist in people's minds?

In a series of essays, the authors present the First World War by analyzing how people think about the war, and how the war exists in their lives long after the last shot was fired. It is most useful as a tool to develop different perspectives of the war. I noticed that, after reading this book, I was able to approach and think about the war in different ways.

This book is not authoritative, and sometimes it is not even accurate because of the broad generalizations that are made. However, I think any student of the First World War would benefit from this book, simply by the new perspectives that it opens up for its readers.
Todal
Offers perspectives and explanations for the Great War not normally explored in traditional history of the war books. I feel I gained an appreciation for what the "commoner" was thinking & enduring
during 14-18.
Boyn
Made me understand the war more. Did not know how harsh the experiences of soldiers were especially from young men from 14 years old and older how the faced the war.
Drelalak
Looks at the Great War from a very humanistic aspect as well as the big picture of social forces regarding the Allied powers and the Central Powers, enemy non-combatants and civilians, and the racialization of the war.
Djang
Excellent analysis. Delves into much of the psychological impact of war for everyone involved, directly or indirectly.
Adokelv
The reputation od Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker as eminent historians of the Great War is clearly well deserved from this book. Their section on violence gives a whole new perspective to how we understand the war. Given its complexity the text is surprisingly easy to read.
Moswyn
VERY GOOD
My husband is happy with his WWI book.

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