Civil War and Narrative: Testimony, Historiography, Memory

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Karine Deslandes, Fabrice Mourlon, Bruno Tribout
Springer, Oct 24, 2017 - History - 244 pages
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.
 

Contents

Recurrence Remembrance and Reform from Sulla to Syria
1
Part I Narrative Through Testimonies
19
Nostalgia the Lost Cause and Postbellum Plantation Memoirs and Reminiscences
20
Acknowledging Guilt in PostWar Lebanon
39
The Politics of Republican Memoir and Narratives of the Defeated and Defiant
59
Oral History and Reconciliation in Belfast Communities
77
Reflections from Northern Ireland
91
Part II Narrative Through the Arts
106
A Narrative Analysis of Sakki 1987
151
Part III Narrative and Agency
172
PeaceMaking and Narrative Hegemony in PostCivilWar England 16461647
175
Restoration England and Late TwentiethCentury El Salvador
191
Irreconcilable Narratives
211
Part IV Conclusion
229
Two Different Ways of Coming Out of War
230
Civil War and Narrative
242

Some Stories of the Lebanese Civil Wars
109
The Case of Psychi Vathia Deep Soul Pantelis Voulgaris 2009
128

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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.

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