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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230517400
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/23/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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