Gearóid Barry is Lecturer in Modern European History at NUI Galway. Author of The Disarmament of Hatred: Marc Sangnier, French Catholicism, and the Legacy of the First World War, 1914-1945 (2012), he currently researches on wartime pacifism.
Enrico Dal Lago teaches American History at NUI Galway. He is author of several books, the latest of which is The Age of Lincoln and Cavour: Comparative Perspectives in Nineteenth-Century American and Italian Nation-Building (2015).
Róisín Healy is Lecturer in Modern European History at NUI Galway. Her most recent book is The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe’s Modern Past (2014). She is currently completing a monograph on Irish attitudes to Poland in the partition era.
Academics and non-academics interested in the First World War, military history, modern European history, small European states, Europe’s colonial empires, transnational transfers and ethnic identity.
'[This volume] makes a valuable contribution to the impact of the war on smaller nations and 'colonial peripheries'. Based on conference proceedings, and incorporating the work of junior scholars alongside more established names, the volume presents a pleasingly eclectic selection of papers... Almost all of the chapters draw upon multi-sited primary source archival matieral as well as cpontemporary published material, in some cases working across multiple languages.'
Martin J. Bayly, in: International Journal of Military History and Historiography 37.2 (2017).
Table of contents
List of Contributors x
Shifting Identities in the Global War
1 Towards an Interconnected History of World War i: Europe and
Gearoid Barry, Enrico Dal Lago and Roisin Healy
2 The Revolutionary Program of the German Empire: The Case of
3 “I Want Citizens’ Clothes”: Irish and German-Americans Respond to
War, 1914–1917 37
Michael S. Neiberg
4 Protestant Nationalists and the Irish Conscription Crisis, 1918 55
5 Pow s and Civilian Internees in Ireland During World War I 73
6 Neutral Allies or Immoral Pariahs? Scandinavian Neutrality, International
Law and Great Power Politics in World War I 92
7 Civil and Military Relations in Spain in the Context of World
War I 107
8 World War i and Its Impact on Catalonia 125
9 Fabricating National Unity in Torn Contexts: World War I in the
Multilingual Countries of Switzerland and Luxembourg 140
Ingrid Bruhwiler and Matias Gardin
10 Imperial Service, Alienation, and an Unlikely National “Rebirth”:
The Poles in World War i 157
11 The Ukrainian Moment of World War i 177G
12 Small War on a Violent Frontier: Colonial Warfare and British
Intervention in Northern Russia, 1918–1919 193
13 Fighting for the Tsar, Fighting against the Tsar: The Use of Folk
Culture to Mobilize the Tatar Population during World War I and the
Russian Revolution (1914–1921) 211
14 Continuing the Great Game: Turkestan as a German Objective in
World War i 230
David X. Noack
15 Paths Not Taken: Mukhtar Al-Ayari and Alternative Voices in Post-War
16 Defĳining Imperial Citizenship in the Shadow of World War I: Equality
and Diffference in the Debates around Post-War Colonial Reform in
17 German East Africa: A Territory and People in World War I 281