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Dynamic of destruction : culture and mass killing in the First World War / Alan Kramer.

Author/Creator:
Kramer, Alan, 1954- author.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xii, 434 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series:
Making of the modern world (Oxford University Press)
Making of the Modern World
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Subjects:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Destruction and pillage.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities.
War crimes.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
On 26 August 1914 the world-famous university library in the Belgian town of Louvain was looted and destroyed by German troops. The international community reacted in horror - 'Holocaust at Louvain' proclaimed the Daily Mail - and the behaviour of the Germans at Louvain came to be seen as the beginning of a different style of war, without the rules that had governed military conflict up to that point - a more total war, in which enemy civilians and their entire culture were now 'legitimate' targets. Yet the destruction at Louvain was simply one symbolic moment in a wider wave of cultural destruction.
Contents:
Introduction
1. The burning of Louvain
2. The radicalization of warfare
3. The warriors
4. German singularity?
5. Culture and war
6. Trench warfare and its consequences
7. War, bodies, and minds
8. Victory, trauma, and post-war disorder
Conclusion
Historiographical note
Appendix: Hague Convention (IV) Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [394]-415) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-156250-5
0-19-954377-1
1-281-14678-1
0-19-158011-2
9786611146788
0-19-151668-6
1-4356-0542-X
OCLC:
815381237