The Great War in Belgium and the Netherlands

Beyond Flanders Fields

Editors: Rash, Felicity, Declercq, Christophe (Eds.)

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  • Considers the consequences of the First World War on Belguim and the Netherlands 
  • Provides a interdisciplinary approach, considering cultural representations of the Low Counties in language, gender, print media and art
  • Fills a gap in First World War historiography by considering the impact of war on historically overlooked countries
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This book addresses the many avenues that are still left unexplored when it comes to our understanding of the First World War in the Low Countries. With the ongoing the centenary of the Great War, many events have been organized in the United Kingdom to commemorate its military events, its socio-political consequences, and its cultural legacy. Of these events, very few have paid attention to the fates of Belgium or the Netherlands, even though it was the invasion of Belgium in August 1914 that was the catalyst for Great Britain declaring war. The occupation of Belgium had long-term consequences for its people, but much of the military and social history of the Western Front concentrates on northern France, and the Netherlands is largely forgotten as a nation affected by the First World War. By opening the field beyond the military and beyond the front, this collection explores the interdisciplinary and international nature of the Great War.

About the authors

Felicity Rash is Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
Christophe Declercq is Senior Lecturer in Translation at the Centre for Translation Studies at University College London, UK, and Lecturer at University Leuven, Belgium.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • When Neutrality Cannot Protect Against Belligerence: The Position of the Low Countries Seen from Beyond Flanders Fields

    Pages 1-11

    Rash, Felicity

  • “A Less-Than-Total Total War”: Neutrality, Invasion, and the Stakes of War, 1914–1918

    Pages 13-34

    Schaepdrijver, Sophie

  • The Flames of Louvain: Total War and the Destruction of European High Culture in Belgium by German Occupying Forces in August 1914

    Pages 35-47

    Williams, John P.

  • Furies, Spies and Fallen Women: Gender in German Public Discourse About Belgium, 1914–1918

    Pages 49-64

    Bischoff, Sebastian

  • The Cultural Mobilization of Language and Race During the First World War: The Interaction Between Dutch and Belgian Intellectuals in Response to the German Flamenpolitik

    Pages 65-94

    Lobbes, Tessa

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Great War in Belgium and the Netherlands
Book Subtitle
Beyond Flanders Fields
Editors
  • Felicity Rash
  • Christophe Declercq
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73108-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73108-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73107-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10316-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 226
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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