Adrian Gregory: “The Last War: Further reflections on Britain and the Great War”

Adrian Gregory, de Pembroke College, Oxford, présentera sa communication “The Last War: Further reflections on Britain and the Great War” le jeudi 19 février, de 17h30 à 19h30.

Discutante: Franziska Heimburger

Maison de la Recherche de l’université Paris IV-Sorbonne (28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e), salle D421. Le séminaire est ouvert aux étudiants de Master et doctorat, ainsi qu’à toutes les personnes intéressées. En raison des contrôles à l’entrée du bâtiment, il est recommandé d’imprimer cette annonce et de la présenter à l’accueil.

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Adrian Gregory est l’auteur de The Last Great War: British Society and the First World War (Cambridge, 2008). Quatrième de couverture:

What was it that the British people believed they were fighting for in 1914–18? This compelling history of the British home front during the First World War offers an entirely new account of how British society understood and endured the war. Drawing on official archives, memoirs, diaries and letters, Adrian Gregory sheds new light on the public reaction to the war, examining the role of propaganda and rumour in fostering patriotism and hatred of the enemy. He shows the importance of the ethic of volunteerism and the rhetoric of sacrifice in debates over where the burdens of war should fall as well as the influence of religious ideas on wartime culture. As the war drew to a climax and tensions about the distribution of sacrifices threatened to tear society apart, he shows how victory and the processes of commemoration helped create a fiction of a society united in grief.



Citer ce billet
Claire Delen (2015, 10 février). Adrian Gregory: “The Last War: Further reflections on Britain and the Great War” Séminaire franco-britannique d'histoire. Consulté le 21 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u13e