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Internment during the First World War

A Mass Global Phenomenon

Edited by Stefan Manz, Panikos Panayi, Matthew Stibbe

© 2018 – Routledge

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780415787444
pub: 2018-07-31
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Although civilian internment has become associated with the Second World War in popular memory, it has a longer history. The turning point in this history occurred during the First World War when, in the interests of ‘security’ in a situation of total war, the internment of ‘enemy aliens’ became part of state policy for the belligerent states, resulting in the incarceration, displacement and, even murder, of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. This pioneering book on internment during the First World War brings together experts from throughout the world to investigate the importance of the conflict for the history of civilian incarceration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction (Stefan Manz, Panikos Panayi and Matthew Stibbe) 2. The Internment of Germans in the British Empire during the First World War (Stefan Manz and Panikos Panayi) 3. The Internment of Enemy Aliens in the Habsburg Empire, 1914-1918 (Matthew Stibbe) 4. The Internment of Civilians in Imperial Germany (Christoph Jahr and Jens Thiel) 5. Internment and Human Rights: The French Approach (Simon Giuseppi) 6. Surveillance and Internment of Enemy Aliens in the United States during the First World War (Jörg Nagler) 7. The Internment of Enemy Aliens in Canada during the Great War: Rights, Obligations and Diplomacy (Bohdan S. Kordan) 8. Concentration Camps during the Armenian Genocide: Power, Collaboration, and Resistance (Khatchig Mouradian) 9. Colonial Subjects, Internal Enemies and Enemy Aliens: Confinement and Internment in Italy between 1911 and 1919 (Daniela Luigia Caglioti) 10. Civilian Internees and Prisoners of War in Romania 1916-1919 (Andrei Siperco) 11. The Internment of Prisoners of War in Switzerland during the First World War: Humanitarian Aid versus Economic Interests? (Anja Huber) 12. The New Zealand Occupation of German Samoa during the First World War 1914-1918: Enemy Aliens and Internment (Sandra Barkhof)

About the Editors

Stefan Manz is Reader in German Studies at Aston University, Birmingham. His book, Constructing a German Diaspora. The ‘Greater German Empire’, 1871-1914 is also published by Routledge.

Panikos Panayi is Professor of European History at De Montfort University, United Kingdom. His publications include: The Enemy in Our Midst: Germans in Britain During the First World War.

Matthew Stibbe is Professor of Modern European History at Sheffield Hallam University.

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 Ashgate 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 / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HISTORY / Europe / France
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HISTORY / Military / World War I
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century