War, Judgment, And Memory In The Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945

War, Judgment, And Memory In The Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945

by Sandra Ott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0874177383

ISBN-13: 9780874177381

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

During the first half of the twentieth century, the French Basque province of Xiberoa was a place of refuge, conflict, and foreign occupation. With the liberation of France in 1944, many Xiberoans faced new conflicts arising from legal and civic judgments made during Vichy and German occupation. War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands traces the

Overview

During the first half of the twentieth century, the French Basque province of Xiberoa was a place of refuge, conflict, and foreign occupation. With the liberation of France in 1944, many Xiberoans faced new conflicts arising from legal and civic judgments made during Vichy and German occupation. War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands traces the roots of their divided memories of the era to local and official interpretations of judgment, behavior, and justice during those troubled times.
 
In order to understand how the Great War affected the Xiberoan Basques’ perceptions of themselves, Ott contrasts the experiences of people in four different communities located within a fifteen-mile radius. The author also examines how the disruption during the interwar years affected intracommunity relations during the Occupation, the Liberation, and its aftermath. This narrative reveals the diverse ways in which Basques responded to civil war, world war, and displacement, and to one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874177381
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Basque Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Abbreviations     xix
Introduction     1
Insiders, Outsiders, and Trans-Pyrenean Relations     7
Urdos, a Borderland Moral Community     20
Basques in the Great War     33
The Roots of Divided Memories in Maule     50
Class Conflict, Displacement, and Fear of the Other     59
Xiberoans Under Vichy     76
The German Occupation and Resistance in Xiberoa     94
The Tragedy of Ospitaleku     114
Resisting Divisiveness Through Ritual in Urdos     131
Denunciation, Rumor, and Revenge in Sustary     145
The Divisiveness of Liberation     158
Uneasy Commemorations     172
Remembering the Resistance in Popular Theater     187
Conclusion     201
Notes     211
Glossary     227
Bibliography     229
Index     241

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