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by Robert Wohl

Author: Robert Wohl
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press; First edition (September 5, 1979)
Pages: 324 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.7
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The generation of 1914 holds a special place in memory, affection, and myth. In this irresistible and moving book, Robert Wohl rescues it from the shadows of legend and brings it fully into the realm of understanding.

The generation of 1914 holds a special place in memory, affection, and myth. He tells the story of the young men-the middle class elite of five European countries, France, Germany, England, Spain, and Italy, to recreate the generational consciousness that united them as well as the unique national experience that made them different.

The Generation of 1914 book. Probing behind ideas to find the experience that inspired them, Wohl illuminates in unexpected ways the origins of World War I and its impact on its participants.

Professor Robert Wohl examines the phenomenon of the development of the generational history as applied to the study of the "generation of 1914" in five major European countries - France, Germany, Britain, Spain and Italy. The generation of "wanderers between two worlds", devastated, redeemed and then lost in the Great War.

What gives Wohl’s book its distinction is his perception that generationalist . The sons of the men of 1914 were (except possibly in Germany) unlikely to think of their war as a rite of purification.

What gives Wohl’s book its distinction is his perception that generationalist thinking constituted an international genre; it shaped thought and expectation, and had an undoubted influence on events. He attributes its rise to a weakening of the social and economic bonds of father and son, to greater physical and social mobility, to the lengthening of the period known as ‘youth’, and to the dissolution of local and regional loyalties.

as the "Generation of 1914", for the year World War I began. In France, the country in which many expatriates settled, they were sometimes called the Génération du feu, the "(gun)fire generation". Wohl, Robert (1979). The generation of 1914. In Great Britain, the term was originally used for those who died in the war, and often implicitly referred to upper-class casualties who were perceived to have died disproportionately, robbing the country of a future elite. Many felt that "the flower of youth and the best manhood of the peoples been mowed down," for example such. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-34466-2.

Robert Wohl HARVARD UNIVERSIIT PRESS Cambridge, Massachusetts. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Europe-Intellectual life-20th century.

The Generation of 1914. Harvard University Press.

Robert Wohl (1936) es un historiador estadounidense, que ha sido profesor en las universidades de Princeton y UCLA. The Generation of 1914 by Robert Wohl. The Journal of Interdisciplinary History (en inglés) (The MIT Press) 11 (4): 731-733. Es autor de obras como French Communism in the Making, 1914-24 (Stanford University Press, 1966), The Generation of 1914 (Harvard University Press, 1979), A Passion for Wings: Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1908-1918 (Yale University Press, 1994) o The Spectacle of Flight: Aviation and the Western Imagination 1920-1950.

The generation of 1914 holds a special place in memory, affection, and myth. In this irresistible and moving book, Robert Wohl rescues it from the shadows of legend and brings it fully into the realm of understanding. He tells the story of the young men--the middle class elite of five European countries, France, Germany, England, Spain, and Italy, to recreate the generational consciousness that united them as well as the unique national experience that made them different.

These were men born at the end of the nineteenth century when the world of reason was disintegrating into a world of irrationality. They were destined to rule but their lives were interrupted by the greatest of wars, leaving them searching for identity and historical continuity. Wohl recaptures this search through novels, poems, autobiographies, memoirs, sociological treatises, philosophical essays, university lectures, political speeches, conversations when recorded, letters, personal notebooks, and newspaper articles. His book is a brilliant study of European mentalities, both collective and individual.

Probing behind ideas to find the experience that inspired them, Wohl illuminates in unexpected ways the origins of World War I and its impact on its participants. His exploration of the consciousness of generational unity and the power of the generational bond enables him to place in a novel context the spread of pessimism and despair, the waning of liberal and humanitarian values, the rise of Communist and Fascist movements, and the sudden eruption of violence in Europe's progressive countries between the two world wars.