1st Edition

The Global First World War
African, East Asian, Latin American and Iberian Mediators

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ISBN 9780367341350
April 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume deals with the multiple impacts of the First World War on societies from South Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, usually largely overlooked by the historiography on the conflict. Due to the lesser intensity of their military involvement in the war (neutrals or latecomers), these countries or regions were considered "peripheral" as a topic of research. However, in the last two decades, the advances of global history recovered their importance as active wartime actors and that of their experiences.

This book will reconstruct some experiences and representations of the war that these societies built during and after the conflict from the prism of mediators between the war fought in the battlefields and their homes, as well as the local appropriations and resignifications of their experiences and testimonies.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: Other war experiences: Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa in the First World War

Ana Paula Pires, Maria Inés Tato and Jan Schmidt

2. Portuguese philanthropic efforts during the First World War

Ana Paula Pires and Rita Nunes

3. The battle for Spain (1914-1918): Economic war, international law and national reform

Carolina García Sanz

4. Propaganda War in Latin America during the First World War

Stefan Rinke

5. An Argentine reporter in the European trenches: Col. Emilio Kinkelin’s war chronicles

María Inés Tato and Luis Esteban Dalla Fontana

6. The Great war and its effects on the globalization of the Japanese publishing industry

Maj Hartmann

7. Why is the Great War important to Asia?

Xu Guoqi

8. Not a Secondary Experience: The First World War in Japanese Elementary Schools, Department Stores and in the Mass Media

Jan Schmidt

9. To survive the next total war: Chinese intellectuals understanding of war and political change, 1919-1937

Kwong Chi Man

10. To defend the Dharma of the World: Siamese Theravada Buddhism and the First World War

Din Buadaeng

11. Reporting the wars in British Africa, 1914-1919

Anne Samson

12. Building Tanganyika: local leaders and postwar recovery in 1920s Tanganyika

Michelle Moyd

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Ana Paula Pires is at NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Jan Schmidt is Associate Professor for Modern Japanese History in the Faculty of Arts of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

María Inés Tato works as Independent Researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina (CONICET).