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Experience and Memory of the First World War in Belgium

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Experience and Memory of the First World War in Belgium (2019), Waxmann Verlag, 48159 Münster, ISBN: 9783830988557

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Table of content

  • Book Cover
  • Imprint
  • Contents
  • ‘The Great War as Cultural Heritage’. Preface (Annette Becker)
  • Experience and Memory of the First World War in Belgium: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Insights. Preface by the Editors of “Historische Belgienforschung”
  • Introduction. Emotion, Experience, Memory (Geneviève Warland)
  • 1 Yet another book on the First World War?
  • 2 The Memex WWI project
  • 3 An interdisciplinary project
  • 4 Insight into the book chapters
  • 5 Emotion, experience, attitude, representation and memory as keywords
  • References
  • Fighting and Writing. The Psychological Functions of Diary Writing in the First World War (Rose Spijkerman, Olivier Luminet & Antoon Vrints)
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Diaries in psychology: functions and effects
  • 3 Objectives and protagonists
  • 4 Detachment and avoidance
  • 5 Confronting
  • 6 Emotion regulation
  • 7 Structuring time and place
  • 8 Conclusion
  • References
  • Nil inultum remanebit : Germany in the War Diaries of the Historians Paul Fredericq and Henri Pirenne (Geneviève Warland & Olivier Luminet)
  • 1 Belgian scholars’ attitude in the First World War’s aftermath
  • 2 Belgian scholars’ war experience: Paul Fredericq and Henri Pirenne’s war diaries
  • 3 The Germans in occupied Belgium: anger, sadness and coping strategies
  • 4 An honor code: avoiding contact with Germans
  • 5 Disappointment towards German scholars
  • 6 Fredericq and Pirenne’s deportation to Germany: the war camps and the university city of Jena
  • 7 Pirenne and Fredericq among the Germans: the provincial cities of Bürgel and Creuzburg
  • 8 The return to Belgium and the First World War’s aftermath
  • 9 Conclusion: diary writing, emotion regulation and cultural mobilization against the Germans
  • Unpublished Sources
  • References
  • War, Narratives and Memory: The Defence and Fall of the Belgian Fort Cities in the Cultural Memory of the First World War (Myrthel Van Etterbeeck & Karla Vanraepenbusch)
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Wartime events and experiences
  • 3 Narratives mediated during the war
  • 4 Cultural memory: literature
  • 5 Cultural memory: memorials and street names
  • 6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Annex 1
  • Dulce et decorum est: Reading First World War Poetry (Elke Brems, Reine Meylaerts, Pierre Bouchat & Olivier Klein)
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 The translator
  • 3 The critics
  • 4 The students
  • 5 Conclusion
  • References
  • In Flanders Fields
  • In Vlaamse velden
  • Counter-Attack
  • Tegenaanval
  • Retelling the War to Give a Chance to Peace. A Comparative Analysis of Great War Memories (Valérie Rosoux, Pierre Bouchat & Olivier Klein)
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Telling the past in another way
  • 3 Survey on the representations of the Great War
  • 4 Empirical evidences
  • 5 Analysis: Divergent or incompatible memories?
  • 6 Conclusion
  • References
  • The Commemorations of the First World War as Seen through Postage Stamps (Chantal Kesteloot & Laurence van Ypersele)
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 The first stamps
  • 3 Who decides?
  • 4 Stamps in wartime
  • 5 The post-war period: an immediate turn to a commemorative perspective
  • 6 The permanence of the Soldier-King
  • 7 Forgetting the Great War
  • 8 The ever-present Great War (2008–2018)
  • 9 Conclusion
  • References
  • The Paradoxical Impacts of the Commemorations of the Great War in Belgium (Pierre Bouchat, Olivier Klein & Valérie Rosoux)
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Commemorations and persuasion
  • 3 Exhibitions
  • 4 Documentaries
  • 5 General discussion
  • 6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Conclusions. Traces of Wartime Emotions in our Collective Memory (Bernard Rimé)
  • Traces of Wartime Emotions in our Collective Memory
  • 1 Interdisciplinary research with a panoramic view
  • 2 Written traces from diaries or poems
  • 3 Traces in streets, on walls and on envelopes
  • 4 Vivid traces from younger generations
  • 5 Final word
  • Authors

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