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The shadows of total war [electronic resource] : Europe, East Asia, and the United States, 1919-1939 /
edited by Roger Chickering, Stig Förster.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
description
x, 364 p.
ISBN
0521812364
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
isbn
0521812364
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Papers presented at a conference held in Aug. 1999 in Münchenwiler, Switzerland as the fourth of a series of five conferences.
catalogue key
8158121
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"[An] illuminating essay collection..." German Studies Review
"ÝAn¨ illuminating essay collection..." German Studies Review
"...a very good book, full of new ideas and unusual knowledge, as well as admirable summaries of current historiography..." Military History
'The contributors to this volume cover a wide range of areas ... a fascinating examination of the whole concept of 'total war'. History
"The Shadows of Total War: Europe, East Asia, and the United States, 1919-1939 makes a significant contribution to historical scholarship and will prove useful to academic readers as well as educated lay readers interested in the subject of total war and the question of whether its time has finally passed." History
"...this volume is a useful and carefully-produced contribution to the contemporary literature on the aftermath of large-scale war... The editors have done a fine job of maintaining a high standard of syntactical, grammatical, and orthographical quality, and both they and the GHI [German Historical Institute] are to be commended for their industry, through which a large community of their colleagues may now profit." H-German (H-Net)
..."this volume is a useful and carefully-produced contribution to the contemporary literature on the aftermath of large-scale war... The editors have done a fine job of maintaining a high standard of syntactical, grammatical, and orthographical quality, and both they and the GHI ÝGerman Historical Institute¨ are to be commended for their industry, through which a large community of their colleagues may now profit." H-German (H-Net)
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The essays in this collection explore the consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Description for Bookstore
The essays in this collection examine the interwar period. They explore the lingering consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war, and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Description for Bookstore
The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the interwar period. They explore the consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyse this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Description for Bookstore
The period between the two world wars of the twentieth century was one of the most exciting in the history of war. The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the interwar period. They explore the lingering consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war, and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Long Description
The period between the two world wars of the twentieth century was one of the most exciting in the history of war. In anticipation of another conflict, military planners and civilian thinkers struggled after 1918 with the painful implications of World War I. Given its scope, the wholesale mobilization of civilian populations, and the targeting of civilians via blockades and strategic bombing, many observers regarded this titanic conflict as a 'total war'. They also conluded that any future conflict would bear the same hallmarks; and they planned accordingly. The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the interwar period. They explore the lingering consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war, and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Main Description
The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the inter-war period.
Main Description
The essays in this compelling collection examine the period between the two world wars of the twentieth century; one of the most exciting in the history of war. They explore the lingering consequences of World War I; the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance; the attempts to plan for another general war; and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Main Description
The period between the two world wars of the twentieth century was one of the most challenging in the history of war. In anticipation of another conflict, military planners and civilian thinkers struggled after 1918 with the painful implications of World War I. Given its scope, the wholesale mobilisation of civilian populations and the targets of civilians via blockades and strategic bombing, many observers regarded this titanic conflict as a 'total war'. They also concluded that any future conflict would bear the same hallmarks; and they planned accordingly. The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the interwar period. They explore the consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyse this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Main Description
The period between the two world wars of the twentieth century was one of the most crucial in the history of war. In anticipation of another conflict, military planners and civilian thinkers struggled after 1918 with the painful implications of World War I. Given its scope, the wholesale mobilization of civilian populations, and the targeting of civilians via blockades and strategic bombing, many observers regarded this titanic conflict as a 'total war'. They also concluded that any future conflict would bear the same hallmarks; and they planned accordingly. The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the interwar period. They explore the lingering consequences of World War I, the intellectual efforts to analyze this conflict's military significance, the attempts to plan for another general war, and several episodes in the 1930s that portended the war that erupted in 1939.
Table of Contents
Contributors
Introduction Roger Chickering and Stig Forster
Reflections on the Inter-war Period
The Politics of War and Peace in the 1920s and 1930s
War and Society in the 1920s and 1930s
Plans, Weapons, Doctrines: The Strategic Cultures of Interwar Europe
Legacies of the Great War
Religious Socialism, Peace Pacifism: The Case of Paul Tillich
No More Peace: The Militarisation of Politics
The War's Returns: Disabled Veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914âÇô1939
The Impact of Total War on the Practice of British Psychiatry
Visions of the Next War
Sore Loser: Ludendorff's Total War
Strangelove, or how Ernst Jünger Learned to Love Total War
Shadows of Total War in French and British Military Journals, 1918âÇô1939
Yesterday's Battles and Future War: The German Official Military History, 1918âÇô1939
'The Study of the Distant Past is Futile': American Reflections on New Military Frontiers
Projections and Practice
'Not by Law but by Sentiment': Great Britain and Imperial Defense, 1918âÇô1939
'Blitzkrieg' or Total War? War Preparations in Nazi Germany
The Condor Legion: An Instrument of Total War?
Stalinism as Total Social War
Total Colonial Warfare: Ethiopia
Japan's Wartime Empire in China
Index
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