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Author Ingram, Norman, author

Title The war guilt problem and the Ligue des droits de l'homme, 1914-1944 / Norman Ingram
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- War origins: the debate begins -- The ramifications of the war origins debate: war aims and ending the war -- The wounds of war (1919-24): challenges to orthodoxy on the war guilt question -- Bridge over the abyss?: talking to the Germans -- Turning the page?: the war guilt problem in the era of Locarno -- In the shadow of the swastika -- 1937, or the Aventine Secession -- Once more with feeling?: the Ligue des droits de l'homme and the slide into war -- When all is said and done ... : en guise de conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary In this text, Norman Ingram addresses the history of the Ligue des droits de l'homme (LDH), an organisation founded in 1898 at the height of the Dreyfus Affair and which lay at the very centre of French Republican politics in the era of the two world wars. Ingram posits that the Ligue's inability to resolve the question of war guilt from the Great War was what led to its decline by 1937, well before the Nazi invasion of May 1940. As well as developing our understanding of how the issue of war origins and war guilt transfixed the LDH from 1914 down to the Second World War, this volume also explores the aetiology of French pacifism, expanding on the differences between French and Anglo-American pacifism. It argues that from 1916 onwards, one can see a principled dissent from the Union sacrě war effort that occurred within mainstream French Republicanism and not on the syndicalist or anarchist fringes
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2019
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 02, 2019)
Subject Ligue des droits de l'homme (Paris, France)
SUBJECT Ligue des droits de l'homme (Paris, France) fast (OCoLC)fst00657090
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Politics and government.
SUBJECT France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940.
France -- Politics and government -- 1940-1945.
France -- History -- 1914-1940.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
Subject France.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191866685