Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era / Edition 1

Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era / Edition 1

by Jenny Macleod
     
 

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.See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230517400
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction--J. Macleod
• Defeat and Memory since the French Revolutions: some reflections--J. Horne
• Defeat and Foreign Rule as a Narrative of National Rebirth - the German Memory of the Napoleonic period in the 19th and early 20th century--C. Koller
• Religious war, German war. total war: the shadow of the Thirty Years' War on German war making in the twentieth century--K. Cramer
• Parallel histories of an enduring episode: Waterloo in France--J-M. Largeaud
• The taboos of defeat: unmentionable memories of the Franco-Prussian War in France, 1870-1914--K. Varley
• Digesting humble pie: the humiliation of defeat in colonial conflicts of the 1890s--J. Cowans
• Defiance in defeat: the French military defeat at Dien Bien Phu (1954) and the defence of French Algeria--S. Tyre
• Gallipoli to Golgotha--A.Shmelev
• Confederate defeat and the cultural implications of the "Lost Cause", 1865-1920--K. L. Cox
• The enduring paradigm of the "Lost Cause": defeat in Vietnam, the stab-in-the-back legend, and the construction of a myth--J. Kimball
• From heroic defeat to mutilated victory: the myth of Caporetto in Fascist Italy--V. Wilcox * Japanese War Veterans and Kamikaze Memorialization: A Case Study in Defeat--M. G. Sheftall
• Punishing the defeated of the two world wars--D. Bloxham
• Memory of War and War Crimes: Japanese Historical Consciousness and the Tokyo Trial--M. Futamura
• The stories of defeated aggressors: international history, national identity and the Second World War--P. Finney

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