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Edited by Vincent Chambarlhac, Véronique Liard, Fritz Taubert, Bertrand Tillier
Veilles de guerre
Précurseurs politiques et culturels de la Grande guerre
Histoire et civilisations
Wars do not break out without preparation. This book underlines unknown political and cultural warning signs that occurred during the decades preceding the year 1914.



Mareike König, Elise Julien
Rivalités et interdépendances
1870-1918. Volume 7
Histoire franco-allemande Volume 7
While historiography often insists on the French-German antagonism dominating the period 1870 to 1918, a new analysis of the « hereditary enmity" allows on the contrary to highlight contacts, links and exchanges between the two countries.



Hans von Zwehl
Documents et témoignages
The unexpected and lasting resistance of Maubeuge during its siege in 1914 led to a controversy around General Fournier through the twentieth century.



Edited by Jean-François Condette
La Guerre des cartables (1914-1918)
Élèves, étudiants et enseignants dans la Grande Guerre en Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Histoire et civilisations
Between 1914 and 1918, the Nord and Pas-de-Calais geographical areas met numerous difficulties. About 70% of the Nord and 25% of the Pas-de-Calais had to face a strong German occupation. On the west part of the front line, the territory became a strategic place for the allied armies, landing on Calais, Boulogne and Dunkerque. With such terrible...



Edited by Xavier Boniface, Jean Heuclin
Diocèses en guerre (1914-1918)
L'Église déchirée entre Gott mit uns et le Dieu des armées
Histoire et civilisations
The Great War tore the Roman Catholic Church: in both camps, it used the same religious references to legitimate the conflict. In the occupied dioceses, the confrontation of soldiers and civilians, churchgoers and priests of opposite nations maintained representations which were forbidding any real dialogue.



Edited by James Connolly, Emmanuel Debruyne, Élise Julien, Matthias Meirlaen
En territoire ennemi
Expériences d'occupation, transferts, héritages (1914-1949)
Histoire et civilisations
Living through a military occupation also means living with the enemy. The contributions presented here examine this idea, in 1914-18 just as in 1939-45 or during the periods of 'leaving wars'; in France and Belgium just as in Poland, Central Africa, or Germany. Between dialogue and power struggles, occupiers and occupied alike adapted to a ...



Edited by Laurent Jalabert, Reiner Marcowitz, Arndt Weinrich
La longue mémoire de la Grande Guerre
Regards croisés franco-allemands de 1918 à nos jours
Histoire et civilisations
The Great War strongly marked the western societies of the XXth century until our days, quite particularly Germany and France. However, beyond a common history connected to both world conflicts, the World War I engendered memories at the same time close and different.



Edited by Carole Christen, Laurent Besse
Histoire de l'éducation populaire, 1815-1945
Perspectives françaises et internationales
Histoire et civilisations
The history of Popular Education (Non Formal Education) has aroused research work for thirty years but yet no review of this work has been published. 28 contributions dealing with France, other European countries and Quebec focus on the complex relationship to school, gender and the political dimension of Popular Education.



Georges Lyon
Edited by Jean-François Condette
Documents et témoignages
Georges Lyon, the regional Chief Education Officer, facing the German invasion, decided in 1914 to remain committed to supporting school and university structures belonging to the occupied part of the Lille region in order to keep them alive. During the War, he wrote his Memoirs which can be considered as a precious testimony to better understand..



Stéphane Lembré
La guerre des bouches
Ravitaillement et alimentation à Lille 1914-1919
Histoire et civilisations
How do the civilians face the supplies' disruption during the military occupation of Lille by the German army? To answer this question, the survey has to concern social relationships and redistribution of the powers, from 1914 until 1919, in a context of dramatic hardships and daily fears after the beginning of the war.



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