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Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning and Recovery

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History may be written by the victors, but as Wolfgang Schivelbusch argues in his brilliant and provocative book, it is the losers who often have the last word. Focusing on three case studies - the American South after the Civil War, France after defeat by Prussia in 1871, and Germany following the First World War - Schivelbusch reveals the complex psychological and cultural responses of vanquished nations to the experience of military defeat. He shows how defeated societies come to question their identities, rewrite their ...

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The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery
2004, St. Martins Press-3PL, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312423193

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Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning and Recovery
2004, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862076976

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The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery
2003, Metropolitan Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805044218

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Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning and Recovery
2003, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862076297

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