Civil War and Narrative

Testimony, Historiography, Memory

Editors: Deslandes, Karine, Mourlon, Fabrice, Tribout, Bruno (Eds.)

  • Explores the narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war, from early modern times to the present day Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, covering a range of geographical locations 
  • Analyses testimony, historiography and memory distinctly as well as highlighting the interplay between the three
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This book explores the representation of intra-state conflicts. It offers a distinctive approach by looking at narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war testimony, historiography and memory. The volume seeks to reflect current research in civil war in a number of disciplines and covers a range of geographical areas, from the advent of modern forms of testimonies, history writing and public remembering in the early modern period, to the present day. In focusing on narrative, broadly defined, the contributors not only explore civil war testimonies, historiography and memory as separate fields of inquiry, but also highlight the interplay between these areas, which are shown to share porous boundaries. Chapters look at the ways in which various narrative forms feed off each other, be they oral, written or visual narratives, personal or collective accounts, or testimonies from victims or perpetrators.

About the authors

Karine Deslandes is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Buckingham, UK, and Head of the Department of Foreign Modern Languages. 
Fabrice Mourlon is Senior Lecturer at Université Paris 13-Sorbonne Paris Cité, France.
Bruno Tribout is Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Three Narratives of Civil War: Recurrence, Remembrance and Reform from Sulla to Syria

    Armitage, David

    Pages 1-18

  • Telling Stories, Making Selves: Nostalgia, the Lost Cause, and Postbellum Plantation Memoirs and Reminiscences

    Anderson, David

    Pages 21-38

  • Letter to Oneself: Acknowledging Guilt in Post-War Lebanon

    Hegasy, Sonja

    Pages 39-57

  • “Irish History Unidealised”: The Politics of Republican Memoir and Narratives of the Defeated and Defiant

    Hopkins, Stephen

    Pages 59-76

  • Struggling with Memory: Oral History and Reconciliation in Belfast Communities

    Hackett, Claire

    Pages 77-90

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eBook £56.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61179-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61178-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil War and Narrative
Book Subtitle
Testimony, Historiography, Memory
Editors
  • Karine Deslandes
  • Fabrice Mourlon
  • Bruno Tribout
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61179-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61179-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61178-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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