Civil War and Narrative

Testimony, Historiography, Memory

  • Karine Deslandes
  • Fabrice Mourlon
  • Bruno Tribout

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Narrative Through Testimonies

  3. Narrative Through the Arts

  4. Narrative and Agency

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-244

About this book


This book explores the representation of intra-state conflicts. It offers a distinctive approach by looking at narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war testimony, historiography and memory. The volume seeks to reflect current research in civil war in a number of disciplines and covers a range of geographical areas, from the advent of modern forms of testimonies, history writing and public remembering in the early modern period, to the present day. In focusing on narrative, broadly defined, the contributors not only explore civil war testimonies, historiography and memory as separate fields of inquiry, but also highlight the interplay between these areas, which are shown to share porous boundaries. Chapters look at the ways in which various narrative forms feed off each other, be they oral, written or visual narratives, personal or collective accounts, or testimonies from victims or perpetrators.


intra-state conflicts early modern history history of conflict history writing public remembering

Editors and affiliations

  • Karine Deslandes
    • 1
  • Fabrice Mourlon
    • 2
  • Bruno Tribout
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of LanguagesUniversity of BuckinghamBuckinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Université Paris 13Sorbonne Paris CitéVilletaneuseFrance
  3. 3.University of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61178-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61179-2
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