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Total War: An Emotional History

Lucy Noakes, Claire Langhamer, and Claudia Siebrecht


War is often lived through and remembered as a time of heightened emotional intensity. This edited collection places the emotions of war centre stage. It explores emotional responses in particular wartime locations, maps national and transnational emotional cultures, and proposes new ways of deploying emotion as an analytical device. Whilst grief and fear are among the emotions most immediately associated with the rhetoric, experience, and memory of war, this collection suggests that feelings such as love, shame, pride, jealousy, anger, and resentment also merit attention. This book explores t ... More

Keywords: war, emotions, Europe, Britain, agency, First World War, Second World War, civilians, combatants, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266663
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Noakes, editor
Rab Butler Professor in Modern History, University of Essex

Claire Langhamer, editor
Professor of Modern British History, University of Sussex

Claudia Siebrecht, editor
Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Sussex