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Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Polly Low, Graham Oliver, and P.J. Rhodes


This book offers a comparative approach to the study of the commemoration of war. It draws together a set of contributions that combine to produce a considered approach to the changes and continuities that marked the ways in which war, and in particular the war dead, were commemorated and remembered. Chapters explore the commemorative practices of Ancient Greece and Rome, and investigate how those practices have been reflected, adapted and abandoned in more recent Western cultures, from eighteenth-century France to twentieth-century Britain, Germany and the USA. The book concentrates on monume ... More

Keywords: war memorials, commemoration, cultural memory, collective memory, reception, ancient Greece, Rome, French Revolution, First World War, Vietnam War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264669
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Polly Low, editor
Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Manchester

Graham Oliver, editor
Senior Lecturer in Ancient Greek Culture, University of Liverpool

P.J. Rhodes, editor
Honorary Professor of Ancient History, University of Durham; Fellow of the British Academy