Redefining military memorials and commemoration and how they have changed since the 19th century with a focus on Anglo-American practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Cosgrave, Michael en Levesque, J. M. André 2014-10-01T09:14:40Z 2014-10-01T09:14:40Z 2013 2013
dc.identifier.citation Levesque, J. M. A. 2013. Redefining military memorials and commemoration and how they have changed since the 19th century with a focus on Anglo-American practice. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
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dc.description.abstract This thesis is a study of military memorials and commemoration with a focus on Anglo-American practice. The main question is: How has history defined military memorials and commemoration and how have they changed since the 19th century. In an effort to resolve this, the work examines both historic and contemporary forms of memorials and commemoration and establishes that remembrance in sites of collective memory has been influenced by politics, conflicts and religion. Much has been written since the Great War about remembrance and memorialization; however, there is no common lexicon throughout the literature. In order to better explain and understand this complex subject, the work includes an up-to-date literature review and for the first time, terminologies are properly explained and defined. Particular attention is placed on recognizing important military legacies, being familiar with spiritual influences and identifying classic and new signs of remembrance. The thesis contends that commemoration is composed of three key principles – recognition, respect and reflection – that are intractably linked to the fabric of memorials. It also argues that it is time for the study of memorials to come of age and proposes Memorialogy as an interdisciplinary field of study of memorials and associated commemorative practices. Moreover, a more modern, adaptive, General Classification System is presented as a means of identifying and re-defining memorials according to certain groups, types and forms. Lastly, this thesis examines how peacekeeping and peace support operations are being memorialized and how the American tragic events of 11 September 2001 and the war in Afghanistan have forever changed the nature of memorials and commemoration within Canada and elsewhere. This work goes beyond what has been studied and written about over the last century and provides a deeper level of analysis and a fresh approach to understanding the field of Memorialogy. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, J. M. André Levesque. en
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dc.subject Commonwealth War Graves Commission en
dc.subject Great War en
dc.subject Second World War en
dc.subject 9/11 en
dc.subject Afghanistan en
dc.subject Imperial War Graves Commission en
dc.subject Fabian Ware en
dc.subject Edwin Lutyens en
dc.subject Unknown Warrior en
dc.subject Unknown Soldier en
dc.subject Cross of Sacrifice en
dc.subject War Cross en
dc.subject Memorial Cross en
dc.subject Stone of Remembrance en
dc.subject Remembrance Cross en
dc.subject Cenotaph en
dc.subject Poppy en
dc.subject Living memorial en
dc.subject Static memorial en
dc.subject Pyramid en
dc.subject Obelisk en
dc.subject Canadian National Vimy Memorial en
dc.subject Memorial en
dc.subject Military memorial en
dc.subject Monument en
dc.subject Commemoration en
dc.subject Remembrance en
dc.subject Public memory en
dc.subject Collective memory en
dc.subject Memorialogy en
dc.title Redefining military memorials and commemoration and how they have changed since the 19th century with a focus on Anglo-American practice en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en History en
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