Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Hardcover | June 7, 2012

EditorPolly Low, Graham Oliver, P.j. Rhodes

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This volume presents studies of military commemorative practices in Western culture, from 5th-century BC Greece, through two World Wars, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This new comparative approach reveals that the distant past has had a lasting influence on commemorative practice in moderntimes.

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This volume presents studies of military commemorative practices in Western culture, from 5th-century BC Greece, through two World Wars, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This new comparative approach reveals that the distant past has had a lasting influence on commemorative practice in moderntimes.

Dr. Polly Low is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Manchester. Dr. Graham Oliver is Senior Lecturer in Ancient Greek Culture at the University of Liverpool. P.J. Rhodes is Honorary Professor of Ancient History at the University of Durham and Fellow of the British Academy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197264662

ISBN - 13:9780197264669

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P. J. Rhodes: PrefacePolly Low and Graham Oliver: Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern SocietiesPolly Low: The Monuments ot the War Dead in Classical Athens: Forms, Contexts, MeaningsAlison Cooley: Commemorating the War Dead of the Roman WorldAngelos Chaniotis: The Ritualised Commemoration of War in the Hellenistic City: Memory, Identity, EmotionAvner Ben-Amos: Two Neo-Classical Monuments in Modern France: The Pantheon and Arc de TriompheGraham Oliver: Naming the Dead, Writing the Individual: Classical Traditions and Commemorative Practices in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesStefan Goebel: Cultural Memory and the Great War: Medievalism and Classicism in British and German War MemorialsLawrence A. Tritle: Monument to Defeat: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in American Culture and Society