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Dynamic of destruction

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On 26 August 1914 the world-famous university library in the Belgian town of Louvain was looted and destroyed by German troops. The international community reacted in horror - 'Holocaust at Louvain' proclaimed the Daily Mail - and the behaviour of the Germans at Louvain came to be seen as the beginning of a different style of war, without the rules that had governed military conflict up to that point - a more total war, in which enemy civilians and their entire culture were now 'legitimate' targets. Yet the destruction at Louvain was simply one symbolic moment in a wider wave of cultural destruction and mass killing that swept Europe in the era of the First World War. Using a wide range of examples and eye-witness accounts from across Europe at this time, award-winning historian Alan Kramer paints a picture of an entire continent plunging into a chilling new world of mass mobilization, total warfare, and the celebration of nationalist or ethnic violence - often directed expressly at the enemy's civilian population.
Hardback. Dark Blue cloth cover. Titles in gilt on spine. Spine bumped top and bottom. Cover corners slightly bent. Dust jacket tanned and worn. Otherwise clean and tight.

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Added value:
First Edition 2007
Author(s):
Kramer, Alan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16.5 x 3 cms
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192803425
ISBN-13:
9780192803429
Number of pages:
434
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Dynamic of Destruction

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On 26 August 1914 the world-famous university library in the Belgian town of Louvain was looted and destroyed by German troops. The international community reacted in horror - 'Holocaust at Louvain' proclaimed the Daily Mail - and the behaviour of the Germans at Louvain came to be seen as the beginning of a different style of war, without the rules that had governed military conflict up to that point - a more total war, in which enemy civilians and their entire culture were now 'legitimate' targets. Yet the destruction at Louvain was simply one symbolic moment in a wider wave of cultural destruction and mass killing that swept Europe in the era of the First World War. Using a wide range of examples and eye-witness accounts from across Europe at this time, award-winning historian Alan Kramer paints a picture of an entire continent plunging into a chilling new world of mass mobilization, total warfare, and the celebration of nationalist or ethnic violence - often directed expressly at the enemy's civilian population.
Hardback. Dark Blue cloth cover. Titles in gilt on spine. Spine bumped top and bottom. Cover corners slightly bent. Dust jacket tanned and worn. Otherwise clean and tight.

Added value:
First Edition 2007
Author(s):
Kramer, Alan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16.5 x 3 cms
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192803425
ISBN-13:
9780192803429
Number of pages:
434
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Dynamic of Destruction

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