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Churches, Chaplains and the Great War

1st Edition

By Hanneke Takken


270 pages

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pub: 2018-08-14
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This book is an international comparative study of the British, German and French military chaplains during the First World War. It describes their role, position and daily work within the army and how the often conflicting expectations of the church, the state, the military and the soldiers effected these. This study seeks to explain similarities and differences between the chaplaincies by looking at how the pre-war relations between church, state and society influenced the work of these army chaplains.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Studying Chaplains at War 2. Church, State and Nation in 1914 3. Religious Justifications of War 4. The Chaplaincies in 1914 5. Welcome to the War: the Mobilisation of the Chaplains 6. The Chaplain within the Ranks 7. Chaplains on the Battlefield 8. Hopes and Disappointments: Reflections on the War Effort

About the Author

Hanneke Takken is researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Military History.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in First World War History

The First World War is a subject of perennial interest to historians and is often regarded as a watershed event, marking the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the 'modern' industrial world. The sheer scale of the conflict and massive loss of life means that it is constantly being assessed and reassessed to examine its lasting military, political, sociological, industrial, cultural and economic impact. Reflecting the latest international scholarly research, the Routledge Studies in First World War History series provides a unique platform for the publication of monographs on all aspects of the Great War. Whilst the main thrust of the series is on the military aspects of the conflict, other related areas (including cultural, visual, literary, political and social) are also addressed. Books published are aimed primarily at a post-graduate academic audience, furthering exciting recent interpretations of the war, whilst still being accessible enough to appeal to a wider audience of educated lay readers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / World War I