Brill’s Digital Library of World War I

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Subject: History

Brill’s Digital Library of World War I is an online resource that contains over 700 encyclopedia entries plus 250 peer-reviewed articles of transnational and global historical perspectives on significant topics of World War I. This collection includes Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War, an unrivalled reference work that showcases the knowledge of experts from 15 countries and offers 26 additional essays on the major belligerents, wartime society and culture, diplomatic and military events, and the historiography of the Great War.

The 250 articles address not only the key issues from political, historical and cultural perspectives, but also engages with aspects of the war which have remained underexplored such as the neutrals, the role of women before, during and after the war, and memory. The chapters have been drawn from a select number of Brill publications that have been published in the last 15 years. Brill’s Digital Library of World War I is a unique digital library that will allow researchers to discover new perspectives and connections with the enhanced navigational tools provided.

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Brill’s Digital Library of World War I allows users to browse articles alphabetically and thematically, as well as to undertake traditional word searches.

The ‘Table of Contents’ tab displays the 26 themed essays of Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War in alphabetical order. The 650-plus shorter entries from the encyclopedia can be found via alphabetical browsing. The ‘Table of Contents’ tab also displays an expandable list of 24 book titles from which 250 individual chapters have been drawn. The selected chapters can be downloaded in PDF format.

The ‘Keywords’ tab allows users to browse the database using the subject terms adopted from the International Society for First World War Studies (ISFWWS). These subject term search results include all relevant encyclopedia entries and book chapters.

FORTHCOMING: links to prelims articles

  • Foreword
  • Foreword to the Revised Edition
  • Timeline
  • Contributors
  • Subject Index
  • Persons
  • Places
  • Image Credits