Modern German and Russian Historiography about the First World War Cover Image

Der Erste Weltkrieg in der modernen deutschen und russischen Geschichtsschreibung
Modern German and Russian Historiography about the First World War

Author(s): Nikolay Baranov
Subject(s): Comparative history, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Military history, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Between Berlin Congress and WW I
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: World War I; historiography; Germany; Russia; political history; history from „below”; everyday life; anthropological history;
Summary/Abstract: The author gives a comparative analysis of the positions and prospects of the main problems in the history of World War I in the contemporary historiography of Germany and Russia (in the last 20 years). The author concludes that not only do German historians focus on historical events but also mentality in the context of contemporary research approaches: anthropological history, the history of everyday life, history from „below”, the history of experiences (emotions) and suffering, history of violence and imprisonment. In Russian historiography as mainstream remains to study on World War I in the context of the political, military, diplomatic, and social history.

  • Page Range: 257-263
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: German