The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe / Edition 1

The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe / Edition 1

by Richard Ned Lebow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822338173

ISBN-13: 9780822338178

Pub. Date: 09/20/2006

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Considers intersection between history and memory in seven European countries with emphasis on social narratives that have emerged surrounding World War II and implications of that process for the development of democracy.

Overview

Considers intersection between history and memory in seven European countries with emphasis on social narratives that have emerged surrounding World War II and implications of that process for the development of democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822338178
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/20/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
The Memory of Politics in Postwar Europe     1
From Victim Myth to Co-Responsibility Thesis: Nazi Rule, World War II, and the Holocaust in Austrian Memory     40
The Legacy of World War II in France: Mapping the Discourses of Memory     73
Losing the War, Winning the Memory Battle: The Legacy of Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust in the Federal Republic of Germany     102
Italiani brava gente: The Legacy of Fascist Historical Culture on Italian Politics of Memory     147
New Threads on an Old Loom: National Memory and Social Identity in Postwar and Post-Communist Poland     177
What Is So Special about Switzerland? Wartime Memory as a National Ideology in the Cold War Era     210
Past as Present, Myth, or History? Discourses of Time and the Great Fatherland War     249
The Politics of Memory and the Poetics of History     284
Bibliography     311
Contributors     355
Index     357

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