This volume presents a series of chapters about the Great War and memory in Central and South-Eastern Europe which will widen the insufficient and spotty representations of the Great War in that region.
The contributors deliver an important addition to present-day scholarship on the more or less unknown war in the Balkans and at the Italian fronts. Although it might not completely fill the striking gap in the historical representations of the situation between the Slovene-Italian Soča-Isonzo river in the North-West and the Greek-Macedonian border mountains around Mount Kajmakčalan in the South-East, it will add significantly to the scholarship on the Balkan theatre of war and provide a much-needed account of the suffering of civilians, ideas, loyalties and cultural hegemonies, as well as memories and the post-war memorial landscape.
The contributors are Vera Gudac Dodić, Silviu Hariton, Vijoleta Herman Kaurić, Oto Luthar, Olga Manojlović Pintar, Ahmed Pašić, Ignác Romsics,
Daniela Schanes, Fabio Todero, Nikolai Vukov and Katharina Wesener.
Oto Luthar, PhD, researcher and Professor at the Research Centre of SAZU. His research focuses on the history of historiography, cultural history of the 20th century, and Great War and memory studies. He is editor of
The Land Between: A History of Slovenia. Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, 2013.
Beyond a Western-Centric Historical Interpretation of the Great War
Oto Luthar and Nikolai Vukov
The Man who Marched Away: WWI in the Reflections of Slovenian Soldiers
War in Puszta: The Great War and the Hungarian Peasantry
A Different War: Changing Memories of the Serbian Theatre of War
“An Ugly Black Night”: Remembering the Austro-Hungarian Occupation of Serbia 1915–1918
Olga Manojlović Pintar and Vera Gudac Dodić
Bosniaks in WWI: Loyal, Obedient, Different
Caring for the Wounded: Zagreb Military Hospitals in WWI
Vijoleta Hermna Kaurić
Internment in WWI: The Case of Thalerhof
Captured Memory: Fascist Political Instrumentalization of the Italian Front
War Commemorations in Inter-War Romania: Cultural Politics and Social Context
Commemorating the Dead and the Dynamics of Forgetting: Post-Mortem Interpretations of WWI in Bulgaria,
Notes on Contributors
All those interested in the history of the Great War in Central and South-Eastern Europe, as well as in memories and post-war memorial landscapes.