Taboos of Defeat: Unmentionable Memories of the Franco-Prussian War in France, 1870-1914

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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 chapter examines the Franco-Prussian war in France, 1870-1914
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDefeat and Memory
Subtitle of host publicationCultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era
EditorsJenny MacLeod
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2008


  • military defeat
  • Franco-Prussian war
  • France

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