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Winter, J. M.

Works: 320 works in 1,309 publications in 7 languages and 33,732 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Reference works 
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Most widely held works by J. M Winter
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century by J. M Winter( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World War of 1914-1918, the Great War, was the first of the man-made disasters of the twentieth century. In many ways it was without precedent. Never had the battlefield been so vast, whether in the trenches, in the sky, or on and in the seas. Never had a war reached so deeply into the lives of people so far away from the battlefield. The shock waves generated by this cataclysmic event are felt to this day, as this dramatic narrative makes vividly clear. Here is presented a history of world war in a new way. The military flow of the conflict - from the invasion of Belgium in the summer of 1914 to the collapse of Germany in the autumn of 1918 - is followed throughout. But these epic events are rendered with fresh insights by the interweaving of the cultural history of the time - the hopes and dreams, the ideas and aspirations, the exhilaration and despair, both of those remote from power and of those who led them. This is a journey into the intense personal experiences of people trying to make sense of war on a scale the world had never seen. Like the acclaimed television series that it accompanies, The Great War pays special attention to the troubling aftermath of the war: the emergence of new nations amid old and festering problems; how the victims and survivors dealt with loss and disfigurement, guilt and hatred; and the terrible legacy of brutality that has marked so much of the twentieth century.--Book jacket
Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century by J. M Winter( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of the monstrous projects of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others in the twentieth century, the idea of utopia has been discredited. Yet, historian Jay Winter suggests, alongside the "major utopians" who murdered millions in their attempts to transform the world were disaparate groups of individuals trying to imagine a radically better world. This book focuses on some of the twentieth century's "minor utopias," whose stories, overshadowed by the Holocaust and the Gulag, suggest that the future need not be as catastrophic as the past."--Jacket
America and the Armenian genocide of 1915 by J. M Winter( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Rwanda and Bosnia, and before the Holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915, when approximately one million people were killed. This volume is the first account of the American response to this atrocity. The first part sets up the framework for understanding the genocide: Sir Martin Gilbert, Vahakn Dadrian and Jay Winter provide an analytical setting for nine scholarly essays examining how Americans learned of this catastrophe and how they tried to help its victims. Knowledge and compassion, though, were not enough to stop the killings. A terrible precedent was born in 1915, one which has come to haunt the United States and other Western countries throughout the twentieth century and beyond. To read the essays in this volume is chastening: the dilemmas Americans faced when confronting evil on an unprecedented scale are not very different from the dilemmas we face today
The experience of World War I by J. M Winter( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations, photographs, and eyewitness accounts provide a historical chronicle of World War I
Remembering war : the Great War between memory and history in the twentieth century by J. M Winter( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a volume on remembrance and war in the twentieth century. Jay Winter locates the fascination with the subject of memory within a long-term trajectory that focuses on the Great War. Images, languages, and practices that appeared during and after the two world wars focused on the need to acknowledge the victims of war and shaped the ways in which future conflicts were imagined and remembered. At the core of the "memory boom" is an array of collective meditations on war and the victims of war, Winter says." "The book begins by tracing the origins of contemporary interest in memory and then describes practices of remembrance that have linked history and memory, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century. The author also considers "theaters of memory"--Film, television, museums, and war crimes trials in which the past is seen through public representations of memories. The book concludes with reflections on the significance of these practices for the cultural history of the twentieth century as a whole."--Jacket
The legacy of the Great War : ninety years on by J. M Winter( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 2007 and early 2008, world-renowned historians gathered in Kansas City for a series of public forums on World War I. Each of the five events focused on a particular topic and featured spirited dialog between its prominent participants. The forums addressed topics about the Great War that have long fascinated both scholars and the educated public: the origins of the war and the question of who was responsible for the escalation of the July Crisis. From the perspectives of a German and a British scholar discussion ensued on the nature of generalship and military command and also the private soldiers' experiences of combat, revealing their strategies of survival and negotiation. These discussions show that the Great War was 'great' not merely because of its magnitude, but also because of its revolutionary effects
Sites of memory, sites of mourning : the Great War in European cultural history by J. M Winter( Book )

67 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jay Winter's powerful new study of the collective remembrance of the Great War offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Using a great variety of literary, artistic, and architectural evidence, Dr. Winter looks anew at the culture of commemoration, and the ways in which communities endeavoured to find collective solace after 1918. Taking issue with the prevailing 'Modernist' interpretation of the European reaction to the appalling events of 1914-1918, Dr. Winter instead argues that what characterized that reaction was, rather, the attempt to interpret the Great War within traditional frames of reference. Tensions arose, inevitably
Performing the past : memory, history, and identity in modern Europe by Karin Tilmans( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing the past" is an investigation of the multiple social and culture practices through which Europeans have negotiated the space between their history and their memory over the past 200 years. In museums, in opera houses, in the streets, in the schools, in theatres, in films, on the internet and beyond, narratives about the past circulate today at a dizzying speed. Producing and selling them is big business; if the past is indeed a foreign country, there are tens of thousands of tourist agents, guides, and pundits around to help us on our way, for a fee, to be sure. This collection of essays by renowned scholars from, among others, Yale, Columbia, Amsterdam Oxford, Cambridge, New York University and the European University Institute in Florence, is essential reading for anyone interested in today's memory boom. Drawing on different national and disciplinary traditions, the authors ultimately engage us with the ways in which Europeans continue a venerable tradition of finding out who they are, and where they are going, by performing the past
The Great War in history : debates and controversies, 1914 to the present by J. M Winter( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the Armistice, a vast literature has been produced on the First World War and its repercussions. For the first time, two leading historians from the United States and France have produced a fully comparative analysis of the ways in which this history has been written and interpreted. The book identifies three generations of historians, literary scholars, film directors and writers who have commented upon the war. Through a thematic structure, it assesses not only diplomatic and military studies but also the social and cultural interpretations of the Great War as seen primarily through the eyes of French, German, and British writers. It provides a case study of the practice of history in the twentieth century and of the enduring importance of the national lens in shaping historical narrative. This study will prove invaluable reading to scholars and students in history, war studies, European studies, and international relations."--Jacket
War and remembrance in the twentieth century( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No scholarly consensus exists about how the terms 'memory' and 'collective memory' may most fruitfully inform historical study. Hence there is still much room for reflection and clarification in this branch of cultural history. How war has been remembered collectively is the central question in this volume. War in the twentieth century is a vivid and traumatic phenomenon which has left behind it survivors who engage time and time again in acts of remembrance. Thus this volume, which contains essays by outstanding scholars of twentieth-century history, focuses on the issues raised by the shadow of war in this century. Drawing on material from countries in Europe, and from Israel and the United States, the contributors have adopted a 'social agency' approach which highlights the behaviour, not of whole societies or of ruling groups alone, but of the individuals who do the work of remembrance, who feel they have a duty to remember, and who want to preserve a piece of the past."--Jacket
The great war and the British people by J. M Winter( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining both the Great War and its aftermath, Dr Winter surveys not only trends in population and the impact of the conflict on an entire generation but also, more profoundly, the meaning of the literature of the period
Capital cities at war : Paris, London, Berlin, 1914-1919 by J. M Winter( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a vast amount of information on the 3 cities cited in the title to provide the reader with a coherent and original study of cities at war. Experts from many fields bring an interdisciplinary approach to the book
The global spread of fertility decline : population, fear, and uncertainty by J. M Winter( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world's population has grown by five billion people over the past century, an astounding 300 percent increase. Yet it is actually the decline in family size and population growth that is the issue attracting greatest concern in many countries. This eye-opening book looks at demographic trends in Europe, North America, and Asia--areas that now have low fertility rates--and argues that there is an essential yet often neglected political dimension to a full assessment of these trends. Political decisions that promote or discourage marriage and childbearing, facilitate or discourage contraception and abortion, and stimulate or restrain immigration all have played significant roles in recent trends."--Publisher's description
Shadows of war : a social history of silence in the twentieth century by Efrat Ben-Ze'ev( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silence lies between forgetting and remembering. This book explores the ways in which different societies have constructed silences to enable men and women to survive and make sense of the catastrophic consequences of armed conflict. Using a range of disciplinary approaches, it examines the silences that have followed violence in twentieth-century Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These essays show that silence is a powerful language of remembrance and commemoration and a cultural practice with its own rules." "This broad-ranging book discloses the universality of silence in the ways we think about war through examples ranging from the Spanish Civil War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Armenian Genocide and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bringing together scholarship on varied practices in different cultures, this book breaks new ground in the vast literature on memory, and opens up new avenues of reflection and research on the lingering aftermath of war."--Jacket
War and economic development : essays in memory of David Joslin( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe since 1914 : encyclopedia of the age of war and reconstruction by John M Merriman( )

22 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe Since 1914 details European history from the Bolshevik Revolution to the European Union, linking it to the history of the rest of the world. Includes over 900 articles and many illustrations. Written by about 500 leading experts from universities all over the world, the set includes scientific and economic, social and cultural, political and military developments
Europe 1789 to 1914 : encyclopedia of the age of industry and empire by John M Merriman( )

22 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the time period between the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I, including the important people and the major events and developments in Europe, and connections to the rest of the world. Includes over 800 articles illustrating the transformation of political, social, and cultural institutions by the forces of industrialization, nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, great power rivalries and innovative cultural change
The upheaval of war : family, work, and welfare in Europe, 1914-1918 by Richard Wall( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a European context, this work offers an examination of the effects of World War I on family life. The essays focus primarily on the social, economic and ideological repercussions of the war, particularly regarding women
Socialism and the challenge of war; ideas and politics in Britain, 1912-18 by J. M Winter( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War marks a crucial period in the history of the socialist wing of the British labour movement. This book is an account of the development of the political ideas and activities of some of the most influential British socialist thinkers of that time: Beatrice and Sidney Webb, R.H. Tawney and G.D.H. Cole
The fear of population decline by Michael S Teitelbaum( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fear of Population Decline provides an elaborated discussion on the concept of population decline. The book is comprised of seven chapters that show the extent to which demographic developments form a part of a much longer continuum of discussion and behavior. In the opening chapter, the book discusses the nature of population decline, and then proceeds to demonstrate the complex ways in which fears of population decline emerged in the period 1870-1945. Chapter 4 details the advancement in the period 1945-1965, while Chapters 5 and 6 discuss the phenomenon of baby bust and policy respo
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Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century
Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth centuryAmerica and the Armenian genocide of 1915The experience of World War IRemembering war : the Great War between memory and history in the twentieth centuryThe legacy of the Great War : ninety years onSites of memory, sites of mourning : the Great War in European cultural historyPerforming the past : memory, history, and identity in modern EuropeThe Great War in history : debates and controversies, 1914 to the present
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