Defeat And Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

EditorJenny MacLeod

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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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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.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:259 pages, 8.6 × 5.6 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517404

ISBN - 13:9780230517400

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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