Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century / Edition 1

Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century / Edition 1

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by Ruth Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805074716

ISBN-13: 9780805074710

Pub. Date: 06/22/2010

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

National Jewish Book Awards Winner

In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongfully convicted of being a spy for Germany and was imprisoned on Devil's Island. Oxford historian Ruth Harris presents the scandal of the century in all its human complexity. Drawing on private letters and thousands of previously unconsidered sources, Harris

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National Jewish Book Awards Winner

In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongfully convicted of being a spy for Germany and was imprisoned on Devil's Island. Oxford historian Ruth Harris presents the scandal of the century in all its human complexity. Drawing on private letters and thousands of previously unconsidered sources, Harris offers a definitive account of the tragic drama that divided French society and stunned the world. Sweeping and engaging, Harris's retelling of the Dreyfus Affair extricates it from the myths of both the left and the right, offering a new understanding of one of the most significant episodes in modern history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805074710
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations,
Acknowledgements,
Preface,
Introduction,
PART ONE Trial and Errors,
1. Degradation,
2. Family and Friends,
3. France, Germany and the Jewish Community,
4. The Alsatian Connection,
5. Zola,
PART TWO Intellectuals and Anti-intellectuals,
6. The Polemic Begins,
7. Dreyfusard Contradictions,
8. 'Anti-intellectuals': Catholics and the Occult,
9. Dreyfusards and the Judaeo-Christian Tradition,
10. Mother-love and Nationalism: Maurice Barrès and Jules Soury,
PART THREE Movements and Mystiques,
11. Anti-Dreyfusard Movements and Martyrology,
12. The Dreyfusard Mystique,
13. Salonnières Left and Right,
14. Rightist Illusions,
PART FOUR The End of the Affair,
15. Alfred Returns,
16. The Trial and Its Aftermath,
17. Aftershocks,
18. The Politics of Rehabilitation,
Epilogue,
Notes,
Chronology,
Dramatis Personae,
Bibliography,
Index,

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