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Negotiated Truth: The Franco–German Historians Agreement of 1951 and the Long History of Cultural Demobilization After the First World War

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This chapter demonstrates the difficulties of re-building the academic world in the aftermath of the Great War and also the ways in which the time frames for demobilization extended well into the post-First World War period. Siegel focuses on the efforts of French and German historians to come to an agreement about the content of textbooks dealing with the history of the war. Questions about the culpability for the outbreak of war remained deeply divisive for decades after the war and required multiple attempts by German and French historians to reach a consensus. This chapter investigates the negotiations which began in 1935 and only reached an agreement in 1951.

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Siegel, M.L. (2018). Negotiated Truth: The Franco–German Historians Agreement of 1951 and the Long History of Cultural Demobilization After the First World War. In: Chagnon, ME., Irish, T. (eds) The Academic World in the Era of the Great War. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95266-3_11

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