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Minorities and the First World War

From War to Peace

Editors: Ewence, Hannah, Grady, Tim (Eds.)

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  • Examines the experience of ethnic, religious and national minorities participating in the First World War 
  • Explores issues of contested loyalties, internment, refugees, racial violence, genocide, and memory
  • Departs from existing narratives of the Great War and  develops alternative ways of thinking about the conflict
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This book examines the particular experience of ethnic, religious and national minorities who participated in the First World War as members of the main belligerent powers: Britain, France, Germany and Russia. Individual chapters explore themes including contested loyalties, internment, refugees, racial violence, genocide and disputed memories from 1914 through into the interwar years to explore how minorities made the transition from war to peace at the end of the First World War. 

The first section discusses so-called ‘friendly minorities’, considering the way in which Jews, Muslims and refugees lived through the war and its aftermath. Section two looks at fears of ‘enemy aliens’, which prompted not only widespread internment, but also violence and genocide. The third section considers how the wartime experience of minorities played out in interwar Europe, exploring debates over political representation and remembrance. Bridging the gap between war and peace, this is the ideal book for all those interested in both First World War and minority histories.

About the authors

Hannah Ewence is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Chester, UK. She is the co-editor of Whatever Happened to British-Jewish Studies? (2012) and Visualizing Jews through the Ages: Literary and Material Representations of Jewishness and Judaism (2015). 
Tim Grady is Reader in Modern History at the University of Chester, UK. He is the author of German Jews and the First World War in History and Memory (2009), as well as the forthcoming book: A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War (2017).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction. Minority History: From War to Peace

    Pages 1-29

    Ewence, Hannah (et al.)

  • “Tasting the King’s Salt”: Muslims, Contested Loyalties and the First World War

    Pages 33-61

    Ansari, Humayun

  • Between Friends and Enemies: The Dilemma of Jews in the Final Stages of the War

    Pages 63-87

    Panter, Sarah

  • Bridging the Gap Between “War” and “Peace”: The Case of Belgian Refugees in Britain

    Pages 89-113

    Ewence, Hannah

  • “Enemy Aliens” in Scotland in a Global Context, 1914–1919: Germanophobia, Internment, Forgetting

    Pages 117-142

    Manz, Stefan

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53975-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53974-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Minorities and the First World War
Book Subtitle
From War to Peace
Editors
  • Hannah Ewence
  • Tim Grady
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53975-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53975-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53974-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 300
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