The Myriad Legacies of 1917

A Year of War and Revolution

  • Maartje Abbenhuis
  • Neill Atkinson
  • Kingsley Baird
  • Gail Romano

About this book


This book explores the ramifications of 1917, arguing that it was a cataclysmic year in world history. In this volume, thirteen scholars reflect on the myriad legacies of the year 1917 as a year of war, revolution, upheaval and change. Crisscrossing the globe and drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, from military, social and economic history to museum, memory and cultural studies, the collection highlights how the First World War remains ‘living history’. With contributions on the Russian revolutions, the entry of the United States into the war, the Caucasus and Flanders war fronts, as well as on India and New Zealand, and chapters by pre-eminent First World War academics, including Jay Winter, Annette Becker, and Michael Neiberg, the collection engages all with an interest in the era and in the history and commemoration of war.


Russian Revolution Western Front Ottoman Empire Balfour Declaration Lansing-Ishii Agreement

Editors and affiliations

  • Maartje Abbenhuis
    • 1
  • Neill Atkinson
    • 2
  • Kingsley Baird
    • 3
  • Gail Romano
    • 4
  1. 1.School of HumanitiesThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Manatu TaongaMinistry for Culture and HeritageWellingtonNew Zealand
  3. 3.College of Creative ArtsMassey UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand
  4. 4.Auckland War Memorial MuseumAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73684-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73685-3
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