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The Resource Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson, (electronic resource)

Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson, (electronic resource)

Label
Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present
Title
Remembering the South African war
Title remainder
Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Peter Donaldson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The experience of the South African War sharpened the desire to commemorate for a number of reasons. An increasingly literate public, a burgeoning populist press, an army reinforced by waves of volunteers and, to contemporaries at least, a shockingly high death toll embedded the war firmly in the national consciousness. In addition, with the fallen buried far from home those left behind required other forms of commemoration. For these reasons, the South African War was an important moment of transition in commemorative practice and foreshadowed the rituals of remembrance that engulfed Britain in the aftermath of the Great War. This work provides the first comprehensive survey of the memorialisation process in Britain in the aftermath of the South African War. The approach goes beyond the simple deconstruction of memorial iconography and, instead, looks at the often tortuous and lengthy gestation of remembrance sites, from the formation of committees to the raising of finance and debates over form. In the process both Edwardian Britain’s sense of self and the contested memory of the conflict in South Africa are thrown into relief. In the concluding sections of the book the focus falls on other forms of remembrance sites, namely the multi-volume histories produced by the War Office and The Times, and the seminal television documentaries of Kenneth Griffith. Once again the approach goes beyond simple textual deconstruction to place the sources firmly in their wider context by exploring both production and reception. By uncovering the themes and myths that underpinned these interpretations of the war, shifting patterns in how the war was represented and conceived are revealed.--
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Donaldson, Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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South African War, 1899-1902
Label
Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781385722/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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Contents
Civic war memorials: public pride and private grief -- Pro patria mori: remembering the regiment -- Vitai lampada: remembering the war in schools -- Alternative affliliations: remembering the war in families, workplaces and places of worship -- Writing the Anglo-Boer War: Leo Amery, Frederick Maurice and the history of the South African War -- Filming the war: television, Kenneth Griffith and the Boer War
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CR9781781385722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846319686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890980920
Label
Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781385722/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Civic war memorials: public pride and private grief -- Pro patria mori: remembering the regiment -- Vitai lampada: remembering the war in schools -- Alternative affliliations: remembering the war in families, workplaces and places of worship -- Writing the Anglo-Boer War: Leo Amery, Frederick Maurice and the history of the South African War -- Filming the war: television, Kenneth Griffith and the Boer War
Control code
CR9781781385722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846319686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890980920

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