Greeks and moderns: the search for culture in the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918

Lee, Christopher (2007) Greeks and moderns: the search for culture in the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918. Australian Literary Studies, 23 (2). pp. 106-120. ISSN 0004-9697

Abstract

This essay examines the search for a level of culture appropriate to History, Commemoration, Military Instruction and Civic example in the twelve volume Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918. It argues that the Official History is a product of flows of culture between Britain and Australia and pays particular attention to the key personel and institutions involved in the exchange. Throughout it is interested in the way classical style was related to the level of culture available to an Australian and an international public.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright. Awaiting author advice.
Depositing User: Professor Chris Lee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2008 02:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: war histories; military history; World War One; C.E.W. Bean; H.S.Gullett; Anzac legend; Australian Imperial Forces; literature in the public sphere; culture; style
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200526 Stylistics and Textual Analysis
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3593

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