Edith Cavell and her Legend

Author:   Christine E. Hallett
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   1st ed. 2019
ISBN:  

9781137543707


Pages:   137
Publication Date:   05 December 2018
Format:   Hardback
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This book examines the myriad identities and portrayals of Edith Cavell, as they have been constructed and handed down by propagandists, biographers and artists. Cavell was first introduced to the British public through a series of Foreign Office statements which claimed to establish the facts of her case. Her own voice, along with those of her family, colleagues and friends, were muted, as a monolithic image of a national heroine and martyr emerged. The book identifies two main areas of tension in her commemoration: firstly, the contrast between complexity of her own behaviour and motivations and the simplicity of the Cavell Legend that was constructed around her; and, secondly, the mismatch between the attempts of individuals and professional organisations to commemorate her life and work, and the public construction of a heroine who could be of value to the nation state.

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Author:   Christine E. Hallett
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint:   Palgrave Pivot
Edition:   1st ed. 2019
Weight:   0.395kg
ISBN:  

9781137543707


ISBN 10:   1137543701
Pages:   137
Publication Date:   05 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Professional & Vocational ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction: Faces of Edith CavellChapter Two: Edith Cavell: Her Life and Her DeathChapter Three: Interleaving StoriesChapter Four: LegendChapter Five: Conclusion

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Christine E Hallett is Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She is Chair of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing. Her most recent work has focussed on the practice of nurses during the First World War, and she has published four monographs, including Nurse Writers of the Great War (2016).

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