Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern ERA [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern ERA

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230265851
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/3/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 452 KB

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Notes on Contributors viii

1 Introduction Jenny Macleod 1

2 Defeat and Memory in Modern History John Horne 11

Temporary Defeat

3 Defeat and Foreign Rule as a Narrative of National Rebirth - The German Memory of the Napoleonic Period in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Christian Koller 30

4 From Heroic Defeat to Mutilated Victory: The Myth of Caporetto in Fascist Italy Vanda Wilcox 46

Definitive Defeat

5 The Taboos of Defeat: Unmentionable Memories of the Franco-Prussian War in France, 1870-1914 Karine Varley 62

Total Defeat

6 Religious War, German War, Total War: The Shadow of the Thirty Years' War on German War Making in the Twentieth Century Kevin Cramer 81

7 The Stories of Defeated Aggressors: International History, National Identity and Collective Memory after 1945 Patrick Finney 97

8 Defeat, Due Process, and Denial: War Crimes Trials and Nationalist Revisionism in Comparative Perspective Donald Bloxham 117

9 Memory of War and War Crimes: Japanese Historical Consciousness and the Tokyo Trial Madoka Futamura 137

10 Japanese War Veterans and Kamikaze Memorialization: A Case Study of Defeat Remembrance as Revitalization Movement M. G. Sheftall 154

Internal Defeat

11 Confederate Defeat and Cultural Expressions of Memory, 1877-1940 Karen L. Cox 175

12 Gallipoli to Golgotha: Remembering the Internment of the Russian White Army at Gallipoli, 1920-3 Anatol Shmelev 195

Partial Defeat

13 The Memory of French Military Defeat at Dien Bien Phu and the Defence of French Algeria Stephen Tyre 214

14 The Enduring Paradigm of the 'Lost Cause': Defeat in Vietnam, the Stab-in-the-Back Legend, and theConstruction of a Myth Jeffrey Kimball 233

Index 251

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