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World War I. The Other Face of the War
World War I. The Other Face of the War

Contributor(s): Ioan Bolovan (Editor), Rudolf Gräf (Editor), Harald Heppner (Editor), Oana Mihaela Tămaș (Editor)
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Political history, Social history, Gender history, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Academia Română – Centrul de Studii Transilvane
Keywords: World War I; political thought ; memory; nationalism; civil society.
Summary/Abstract: "The other face of the war” indicates there are some need to focus on World War I, which had a great impact on later generations influencing not only the interwar period, but also some thinking and acting till near present.“The other face of the war” symbolizes also the readiness to study not only the military but also the civil aspects including the perspectives of the contemporaries on the other sides of the fronts.“The other face of the war” may also show the respect to all small contemporary people too involved unwillingly into a period of dense violence.Finally “the other face of the war” means the reason to participate at an international discussion on World War I Studies focusing on less known subjects for working in favour of a larger horizon.The more than thirty studies in this book represent the results of a conference held at the Babeş Bolyai University in October 2015 and show the large engagement of the mostly young scholars and their interest to make new research. Although the majority of the authors come from Romania, there are some others from other countries too. In the centre of attention is the Romanian space and its diverse regions, but the different subjects show that just this area can be understood as a little cosmos.The contents are structured in three parts: the first part under the title “Political thought and memory” underlines the diversity among the contemporaries to think and handle the war time and its actions and shows the different aspects of memory like a colourful prism. The second part under the title “Nationalism” contains the message that the “Great war” had a quite official function for the visions and plans among the European nations, while the third part of the contents under the title “Civil society” focuses on some aspects concerning the every day life phenomena which do not correspond with the head lines within the historiography.We hope that this publication may demonstrate the serious engagement of the Romanian historiography to join at World War I Studies as well as indicate that a new generation is going to bring into the research world some ‘new wind’ in favour of unreserved knowledge about the past.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-606-37-0069-9
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-606-8694-61-0
  • Page Count: 477
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English