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Ideenkrieg: Sinnstiftung des Sinnlosen?

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Translated title of the contributionWar of ideologies: giving meaning to the meaningless?
Publication date20/01/2014
Host publicationThe First World War: a cultural studies handbook
EditorsNiels Werber, Stefan Kaufmann, Lars Koch
Place of PublicationStuttgart
PublisherMetzler Verlag
ISBN (print)9783476024459
<mark>Original language</mark>German


The chapter discusses the contested memory of the First World War. It shows:
- that there was a surprising continuity with prewar ideologies. Political ideologies radicalised and became more intolerant, but the content largely stayed the same.
- why the nationalistic and militaristic memory of the war found much more support than a pacifist one.