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Under the Shadow of Defeat

The War of 1870-71 in French Memory

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 1-24
  3. Political Fallout

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 25-55
  4. The Cult of the Dead

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 56-76
  5. Taboos

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 77-103
  6. Memories for the Masses

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 104-128
  7. Legacies of l’année terrible

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 129-151
  8. Martyrdom and Resistance

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 152-174
  9. The Lost Provinces

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 175-202
  10. Arming the Nation

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 203-226
  11. Conclusion

    • Karine Varley
    Pages 227-234
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 235-299

About this book

Based on extensive archival research, this book is the first wide-ranging analysis of how memories of the Franco-Prussian War shaped French political culture and identities. Examining war remembrance as an emerging mass phenomenon in Europe, it sheds new light on the relationship between memories and the emergence of new concepts of the nation.

Keywords

  • Europe
  • nation
  • Russia

Reviews

'This is an excellent work, felicitously written and accessible to the general reader as well as specialists. The case studies provide lively examples of the issues being discussed, and Varley has gracefully incorporated many theoretical and historiographical perspectives on her topic. It will be the authoritative examination of the subject, sure to appeal to specialists in French History, Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies and Military Studies.'

- Professor Robert Aldrich, The University of Sydney, Australia

About the author

KARINE VARLEY is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, and Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She has lectured at Durham University and is currently Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Edinburgh.

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eBook USD 69.99
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-58234-7
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Softcover Book USD 89.99
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Hardcover Book USD 139.99
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