The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery / Edition 1

The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery / Edition 1

by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
     
 

Focusing on three seminal cases of military defeat--the South after the Civil War, France in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, and Germany following World War I--Wolfgang Schivelbusch reveals the complex psychological and cultural responses of vanquished nations to the experience of loss on the battlefield. Drawing on reactions from every level of society,

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Focusing on three seminal cases of military defeat--the South after the Civil War, France in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, and Germany following World War I--Wolfgang Schivelbusch reveals the complex psychological and cultural responses of vanquished nations to the experience of loss on the battlefield. Drawing on reactions from every level of society, Schivelbusch charts the narratives defeated nations construct and finds remarkable similarities across cultures. Eloquently and vibrantly told, The Culture of Defeat is a brilliant and provocative tour de force of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312423193
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,466,707
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Being Defeated1
1The American South37
2France103
3Germany189
Epilogue: On Falling289
Notes295
Index393

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