Defeat and Memory

Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era

  • Jenny Macleod

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Jenny Macleod
      Pages 1-10
    2. John Home
      Pages 11-29
  3. Temporary Defeat

  4. Definitive Defeat

  5. Total Defeat

  6. Internal Defeat

  7. Partial Defeat

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


The legacy of defeat in war reverberates through private and collective memory and remains a sub-text in international relations and political discourse. This book examines the manner in which a series of military defeats have been understood and remembered by individuals and societies in the era of modern industrialised warfare.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jenny Macleod
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35513-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58279-8
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