Proximity and Distance

Space, Time and World War I

Romain Fathi, Emily Robertson
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Proximity and Distance

Subjects

History

Published

28 April 2020

ISBN

9780522876536

Weight

424g

Size

241mm x 161mm

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Proximity and Distance

Space, Time and World War I

Romain Fathi, Emily Robertson
This book explores how participants and observers in World War I negotiated the temporal and spatial challenges of the conflict.
The global magnitude of World War I has meant that proximity and distance were highly influential in the ways the conflict was conducted, and how it was experienced at tactical, political and emotional levels. This book explores how participants and observers in World War I negotiated the temporal and spatial challenges of the conflict. International in scope, it investigates how technology, mass media, elite diplomacy and imperial networks interacted in conjunction with proximity and distance. The authors canvass a range of approaches to the conflict, from cultural history to social, political and military history. Proximity and distance were contingencies that participants had to continually adapt to. This book documents the ways in which these adaptations were approached.
The global magnitude of World War I has meant that proximity and distance were highly influential in the ways the conflict was conducted, and how it was experienced at tactical, political and emotional levels. This book explores how participants and observers in World War I negotiated the temporal and spatial challenges of the conflict. International in scope, it investigates how technology, mass media, elite diplomacy and imperial networks interacted in conjunction with proximity and distance. The authors canvass a range of approaches to the conflict, from cultural history to social, political and military history. Proximity and distance were contingencies that participants had to continually adapt to. This book documents the ways in which these adaptations were approached.

Contents

Foreward
Reframing the Narrative of a Global Conflict - Bruno Cabanes

Chapter 1: World War I and the Space-Time-War Nexus - Roman Fathi and Emily Robertson

PART I: TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC CHALLENGES

Chapter 2: Military Theory and Physical Proximity in the British and French Infantry during World War I - Jean-Philippe Miller-Tremblay

Chapter 3: Historiographical Distance and Western Proximity to the Ottoman World - Thomas Schmutz

PART II: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: PROPAGANDA AND PERSUASION.

Chapter 4: The Cinema's Front Row: Propaganda and Visual Proximity in German Film during World War I - Peters Mersereau

Chapter 5: 'Cooee': The Theme of Distance in Austalian Recruitment Posters during World War I - Nathan Wise

Chapter 6: Shared Ideals: Transatlantic Liberalism, Atrocity Propaganda and US Entry into World War I - Chad Fulwider and Emily Robertson

PART III: BRINGING THE DIASPORA TOGETHER

Chapter 7: Globalising World War I: The Italian War Effort in Greater Buenos Aires - John Starosta Galante

Chapter 8: Wartime Migration and Humanitarian Relief: The Philanthropic Mission of the Gustavus Adolphus Association in the German Diaspora in Occupied Eastern Europe during World War I - Kevin Cramer

PART IV: TIME, MEMORY AND UNDERSTANDING

Chapter 9: 'Always Thinking in the Other Part of the Globe': Australians and the Meanings of Wartime Correspondence - Bart Ziino

Chapter 10: French Resistances and the Shadow of the Great War - Guillaume Piketty

Chapter 11: Repatriating the Remains of the Russian Combatants during the Great War - Nikolai Rodin

Chapter 12: The Greater Great War in Serbia: Historical Distance in Serbian literature - John K Cox

Romain Fathi

Romain Fathi

Dr Romain Fathi is a Senior Lecturer in History at Flinders University and an Affiliated Researcher at the Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po in Paris. His research interests are concerned with war commemorations, World War I, and Australian war memorialisation in France. Dr Fathi publishes in French and in English, and has taught at several universities, including Sciences Po, Yale, and the University of Queensland. His latest book, Our Corner of the Somme, was…

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Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson

Dr Emily Robertson teaches at the Strategic Defence Studies Centre at ANU and did her PhD at UNSW Canberra. Her research focuses on the role that propaganda plays in military strategy and recruiting. She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on Australian First World War propaganda.

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