The volume situates itself within the growing field of research on the global social history of the World Wars. By investigating social and cultural aspects of these wars in African, South Asian and Middle Eastern societies it aims at recovering both the diversity of perspectives and their intersections. Drawing substantially on new sources such as oral accounts, propaganda material and artistic representations, the publication investigates the experiences of combatants and civilians on the frontline and in the rear of the front. It studies spontaneous and organized responses manifested in public debates, propaganda activities, and in individual and collective memories. Questioning conventional periodizations and discussing both wars together, the book analyses broader implications of the wars for African and Asian societies which resulted in significant social and political transformations.
The World in World Wars
Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from Africa and Asia
Edited by Heike Liebau, ZMO, Berlin, Katrin Bromber, ZMO, Berlin, Katharina Lange, ZMO, Berlin, Dyala Hamzah, ZMO, Berlin and Ravi Ahuja, University of Göttingen
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