1. Introduction: mobilizing for 'total war', 1914-1918 / John Horne -- I. National ideals. 2. German artists, writers and intellectuals and the meaning of war, 1914-1918 / Wolfgang J. Mommsen. 3. Children and the primary schools of France, 1914-1918 / Sphane Audoin-Rouzeau. 4. War, 'national education' and the Italian primary school, 1915-1918 / Andrea Fava -- II. Solidarities and minorities. 5. Mobilizing labour and socialist militants in Paris during the Great War / Jean-Louis Robert. 6. Between intration and rejection: the Jewish community in Germany, 1914-1918 / Christhard Hoffmann. 7. Wackes at war: Alsace-Lorraine and the failure of German national mobilization, 1914-1918 / Alan Kramer -- III. Army and nation. 8. Discipline and morale in the Btish army, 1917-1918 / David Englander. 9. Remobilizing the citizen-soldier through the French army mutinies of 1917 / Leonard V. Smith. 10. The German army, the authoritarian nation-state and total war / Wilhelm Deist.11. Morale and patriotism in the Austro-Hungarian army, 1914-1918 / Mark Cornwall -- IV. The limits and consequences of mobilization. 12. Remobilizing for 'total war': France and Britain, 1917-1918 / John Horne. 13. Mobilization and demobilization in Geany, 1916-1919 / Richard Bessel. 14. The Italian experience of 'total' mobilization, 1915-1920 / Paul Corner and Giovanna Procacci.