Verhey, Jeffrey.

The Spirit of 1914 : Militarism, Myth, and Mobilization in Germany - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003. - 1 online resource (285 p.) - eBooks on Demand Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare, 10 . - Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare, 10 .

Preliminaries; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: The myth of the "spirit of 1914"; 1 Public opinion in Germany, July 1914: the evidence of the crowds; 2 The response to the outbreak of the war; 3 The "August experiences"; 4 The "spirit of 1914" in the immediate interpretations of the meaning of the war; 5 The government's myth of the spirit of 1914; 6 The "spirit of 1914" in the discourse of the political parties; 7 The myth of the "spirit of 1914" in German propaganda, 1916-1918; 8 The "spirit of 1914," 1919-1945 Conclusion: The myth of the "spirit of 1914" in German political culture, 1914-1945Select bibliography; Index; Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare

This book is the first systematic analysis of German public opinion at the outbreak of the Great War. Jeffrey Verhey's powerful study demonstrates that the myth of war enthusiasm was historically inaccurate. This innovative analysis sheds new light on the role of political myths in modern German political culture.

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Militarism.
Nationalism.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 - Germany.


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