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

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

ERA Journal ID11529
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AuthorLee, Christopher
Journal TitleAustralian Literary Studies
Journal Citation23 (2), pp. 106-120
Number of Pages15
Year2007
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN0004-9697
1837-6479
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.

Keywordswar 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
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470530. Stylistics and textual analysis
470207. Cultural theory
430302. Australian history
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
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