The Resource Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson

Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson

Label
Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present
Title
Remembering the South African war
Title remainder
Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Peter Donaldson
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The experience of the South African War sharpened the desire to commemorate for a number of reasons. An increasingly literate public, a burgeoning populist press, an army reinforced by waves of volunteers and, to contemporaries at least, a shockingly high death toll embedded the war firmly in the national consciousness. In addition, with the fallen buried far from home those left behind required other forms of commemoration. For these reasons, the South African War was an important moment of transition in commemorative practice and foreshadowed the rituals of remembrance that engulfed Britain in the aftermath of the Great War. This work provides the first comprehensive survey of the memorialisation process in Britain in the aftermath of the South African War. The approach goes beyond the simple deconstruction of memorial iconography and, instead, looks at the often tortuous and lengthy gestation of remembrance sites, from the formation of committees to the raising of finance and debates over form. In the process both Edwardian Britain's sense of self and the contested memory of the conflict in South Africa are thrown into relief. In the concluding sections of the book the focus falls on other forms of remembrance sites, namely the multi-volume histories produced by the War Office and The Times, and the seminal television documentaries of Kenneth Griffith. Once again the approach goes beyond simple textual deconstruction to place the sources firmly in their wider context by exploring both production and reception. By uncovering the themes and myths that underpinned these interpretations of the war, shifting patterns in how the war was represented and conceived are revealed
Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donaldson, Peter
Index
index present
LC call number
DS1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
OAPEN Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Humanities
  • History
  • Military history
  • Boer Wars
  • HISTORY
Label
Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Civic war memorials: public pride and private grief -- Pro patria mori: remembering the regiment -- Vitai lampada: remembering the war in schools -- Alternative affliliations: remembering the war in families, workplaces and places of worship -- Writing the Anglo-Boer War: Leo Amery, Frederick Maurice and the history of the South African War -- Filming the war: television, Kenneth Griffith and the Boer War
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
100310
System control number
  • (IN-ChSCO)(KUselect)626376
  • (OCoLC)890980920
  • (OCoLC-P)890980920
  • (KnowledgeUnlatched)(KUselect2016)626376
Label
Remembering the South African war : Britain and the memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the present, Peter Donaldson
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Civic war memorials: public pride and private grief -- Pro patria mori: remembering the regiment -- Vitai lampada: remembering the war in schools -- Alternative affliliations: remembering the war in families, workplaces and places of worship -- Writing the Anglo-Boer War: Leo Amery, Frederick Maurice and the history of the South African War -- Filming the war: television, Kenneth Griffith and the Boer War
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
100310
System control number
  • (IN-ChSCO)(KUselect)626376
  • (OCoLC)890980920
  • (OCoLC-P)890980920
  • (KnowledgeUnlatched)(KUselect2016)626376

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...