Controversy Total War

Segesser, Daniel Marc (2014). Controversy Total War. In: Daniel, Ute; Gatrell, Peter; Janz, Oliver; Jones, Heather; Keene, Jennifer; Kramer, Alan; Nasson, Bill (eds.) 1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin 10.15463/ie1418.10315

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Total war is a controversial term used in the past by politicians, publicists and military officers as well as by computer specialists and academics in the present. Since its conception by French politicians during the First World War in a time of severe crisis (1916/17), it has become a term used by historians and other academics to cover a wide array of elements when looking at wars of the past. A real total war was and is impossible. Elements of total war – total war aims, total methods of warfare, total mobilization and total control – can, however, be identified and can serve as a useful tool for further transnational research on war.

Item Type:

Book Section (Encyclopedia Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Segesser, Daniel

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 950 History of Asia
900 History > 960 History of Africa
900 History > 970 History of North America
900 History > 990 History of other areas

Publisher:

Freie Universität Berlin

Language:

English

Submitter:

PD Dr. Daniel Marc Segesser

Date Deposited:

11 Mar 2015 09:10

Last Modified:

14 Mar 2017 08:40

Publisher DOI:

10.15463/ie1418.10315

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64292

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64292

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