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By Tim Haughton,Nicholas Martin

concentrating on 3 of the defining moments of the 20th century - the tip of the 2 international Wars and the cave in of the Iron Curtain - this quantity provides a wealthy selection of authoritative essays, protecting quite a lot of thematic, neighborhood, temporal and methodological views. by way of re-examining the anxious legacies of the century’s 3 significant conflicts, the quantity illuminates a couple of recurrent but differentiated principles referring to memorialisation, mythologisation, mobilisation, commemoration and disagreement, reconstruction and illustration within the aftermath of clash. The post-conflict dating among the residing and the useless, the contestation of stories and legacies of conflict in cultural and political discourses, and the importance of generations are key threads binding the gathering jointly. whereas now not claiming to be the definitive examine of so enormous an issue, the gathering however offers a chain of enlightening historic and cultural views from top students within the box, and it pushes again the limits of the burgeoning box of the examine of legacies and stories of battle. Bringing jointly historians, literary students, political scientists and cultural experiences specialists to debate the legacies and stories of battle in Europe (1918-1945-1989), the gathering makes an enormous contribution to the continuing interdisciplinary dialog concerning the interwoven legacies of twentieth-century Europe’s 3 significant conflicts.

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