This volume presents a series of chapters about the Great War and memory in Central and South-Eastern Europe which will widen the insufficient and spotty representations of the Great War in that region.
The contributors deliver an important addition to present-day scholarship on the more or less unknown war in the Balkans and at the Italian fronts. Although it might not completely fill the striking gap in the historical representations of the situation between the Slovene-Italian Soca-Isonzo river in the North-West and the Greek-Macedonian border mountains around Mount Kajmakcalan in the South-East, it will add significantly to the scholarship on the Balkan theatre of war and provide a much-needed account of the suffering of civilians, ideas, loyalties and cultural hegemonies, as well as memories and the post-war memorial landscape.
Oto Luthar and Nikolai Vukov: Introduction: Beyond a Western-Centric Historical Interpretation of the Great War
1 Oto Luthar: Men Who Marched Away: WWI in the Memories of Slovenian Soldiers
2 Ignác Romsics: War in Puszta: The Great War and the Hungarian Peasantry
3 Daniela Schanes: Between Reality and Imagination: Changing Memories of the Serbian Theatre of War
4 Olga Manojlovic Pintar and Vera Gudac Dodic: “An Ugly Black Night”: Remembering the Austro-Hungarian Occupation of Serbia 1915–1918
5 Ahmed Pašic: Bosniaks in WWI: Loyal, Obedient, Different
6 Vijoleta Herman Kauric: Caring for the Wounded: Zagreb Military Hospitals in WWI
7 Katharina Wesener: Internment in WWI: The Case of Thalerhof
8 Fabio Todero: War and Memory: The Fascist Instrumentalization of the Italian Front
9 Silviu Hariton: War Commemorations in Inter-War Romania: Cultural Politics and Social Context
10 Nikolai Vukov: Commemorating the Dead and the Dynamics of Forgetting: Post-mortem Interpretations of WWI in Bulgaria