The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

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Author: Leslie Derfler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313317917

Category: History

Page: 167

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This is an idea resource for student use."--BOOK JACKET.
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France and the Dreyfus Affair A Documentary History

France and the Dreyfus Affair  A Documentary History

Weaving the author’s own commentary together with documents from the period, this volume is a splendid guide to one of the most important historical landmarks of our time.” — Michael R. Marrus, University of Toronto “In both his ...

Author: Michael Burns

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

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Category: Law

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The unjust conviction of French Jewish Captain Alfred Dreyfus on charges of treason started the Dreyfus affair, a major event in European anti-Semitism. “This documentary history is designed to introduce the broad outlines and significant legacies of the Dreyfus affair, from the captain’s arrest in 1894 to the 1998 centennial of J’Accuse, Émile Zola’s scathing indictment of the French military... This volume, fashioned for a weeklong assignment in a college course, reproduces the affair’s most celebrated texts, as well as less familiar, but no less telling, documents. Presented as a chronological narrative, it charts Captain Dreyfus’s case as it unfolded in time, and summarizes the major issues and debates that have survived for the past century.” (From the preface by Michael Burns) “A fresh and compelling study of the turn of the century affair in a concise and readable book... A fine compilation of well-chosen documents and lucid analysis... Beyond making this frequently told tale come to life once again (I literally could not put the book down), Burns has given it historical and cultural context.” — Donna F. Ryan, Gallaudet University “Michael Burns’s volume is imaginatively written, with a keen eye to the drama and desperation of the Dreyfus affair. Its special strength is its learned attention to the political, military, and cultural contexts. Weaving the author’s own commentary together with documents from the period, this volume is a splendid guide to one of the most important historical landmarks of our time.” — Michael R. Marrus, University of Toronto “In both his analysis and his choice of documents, Michael Burns has brilliantly captured all the complexity and the passion of the Dreyfus affair. I salute his achievement.” — Benjamin F. Martin, Louisiana State University
Categories: Law

The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair comprises attempted assassinations, suicides, perjury, forgeries, invective, stunning reversals and abortive coups d'état, involving the honour and destiny of an individual and of France.

Author: Martin Phillip Johnson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349275199

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 184

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Categories: Antisemitism

The Affair The Case of Alfred Dreyfus

The Affair  The Case of Alfred Dreyfus

Bredin has told this story with precision, passion, and a vivid sense of character.” — The New York Review of Books “A brilliant and fascinating book.

Author: Jean-Denis Bredin

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

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Category: History

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Co-published by Plunkett Lake Press and George Braziller, Inc. On an autumn morning in 1894, Captain Dreyfus was summoned to appear for a routine inspection; instead, as he took down a letter dictated by a senior officer, he was summarily accused of high treason. So began a twelve-year series of events that included his imprisonment on Devil’s Island, the publication of Emile Zola’s passionateJ’Accuse, the Rennes retrial, and the pardon and final rehabilitation of 1906. As the Dreyfus case turned into the Affair, the history of a single military career came to display the conflicts that were tearing France apart: military defeat, anti-Semitic furor, and the place of traditional values in a country still reeling from the turbulence of the French Revolution. Told with an historian’s insight and a novelist’s skill, The Affairmakes fascinating and informative reading about one of the most celebrated episodes in modern history. “There have been many books about the Dreyfus Affair, but Jean-Denis Bredin's book is one of the best of them — lucid, well-organized, informed by a fine sense of drama.” — John Gross, The New York Times “[a] critically acclaimed study” — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “If one is limited to a single book about the Dreyfus case and its consequences, this should be it. Bredin has told this story with precision, passion, and a vivid sense of character.” — The New York Review of Books “A brilliant and fascinating book. What is most remarkable about The Affair is the skill and sensitivity with which the author places it in its essential historical setting. It is also a gripping — though terrible — story superbly told.” — The Atlantic “This is the most judicious and absorbing account to date of the Dreyfus Case.” — The Boston Globe “This is certainly the best book on the Dreyfus case now available in the English language.” — San Francisco Examiner “Bredin is crystal clear in his gripping narrative of the complex case. His tapestry glows with all the color of the Belle Epoque and its extravagances.” — Chicago Sun-Times “There have been other books on the Affair, but I can’t imagine any of them coming even close to Bredin’s work. He is brilliant at placing the myriad elements of the Affair in context with verve and lucidity. It should be a model for future historians.” — San Francisco Chronicle
Categories: History

The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

One of the most infamous miscarriages of justice in history, the Dreyfus affair divided France, stunned the world and unleashed violent hatreds and anti-Semitic passions which offered a foretaste of what was to play out in the long, bloody ...

Author: Piers Paul Read

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408801390

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 737

A compelling, new and highly accessible account of one of the most high-profile and influential miscarriages of justice in French history: The Dreyfus Affair
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The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

Living novelist, Emile Zola. This book is the first to provide, in English translation, the full extent of Zola's writings on the Dreyfus Affair.

Author: Émile Zola

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300073674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Living novelist, Emile Zola. This book is the first to provide, in English translation, the full extent of Zola's writings on the Dreyfus Affair. It represents, in its polemical entirety, a classic defence of human rights and a searing denunciation of fanaticism and prejudice. Zola's texts constitute a unique and outstandingly eloquent primary source that is essential for a complete understanding of the Dreyfus Affair. They shed brilliant new light on the official mind.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

ALTHOUGH the story of the Dreyfus Affair reads like a fanciful spy-thriller tale, an
abundance of documentary evidence— court transcripts, official documents,
newspaper and magazine articles, letters and memoirs—attests that its
improbable ...

Author: Betty Schechter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033828877

Category: France

Page: 242

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Categories: France

Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters

Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters

In Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters, the acclaimed novelist draws upon his legal expertise to create a riveting account of the famously complex case, and to remind us of the interest each one of us has in the faithful execution of laws as the ...

Author: Louis Begley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300156454

Category: History

Page: 249

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In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a brilliant French artillery officer and a Jew of Alsatian descent, was court-martialed for selling secrets to the German military attache in Paris based on perjured testimony and trumped-up evidence. The sentence was military degradation and life imprisonment on Devil's Island, a hellhole off the coast of French Guiana. Five years later, the case was overturned, and eventually Dreyfus was completely exonerated. Meanwhile, the Dreyfus Affair tore France apart, pitting Dreyfusards--committed to restoring freedom and honor to an innocent man convicted of a crime committed by another--against nationalists, anti-Semites, and militarists who preferred having an innocent man rot to exposing the crimes committed by ministers of war and the army's top brass in order to secure Dreyfus's conviction. Was the Dreyfus Affair merely another instance of the rise in France of a virulent form of anti-Semitism? In Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters, the acclaimed novelist draws upon his legal expertise to create a riveting account of the famously complex case, and to remind us of the interest each one of us has in the faithful execution of laws as the safeguard of our liberties and honor.
Categories: History

The Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politics

The Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politics

Eric Cahm's study does justice to the human drama, whilst also throwing light on the wider society and politics of the Third Republic in the traumatic years after the Franco-Prussian War.

Author: Eric Cahm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317889465

Category: History

Page: 228

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The Dreyfus affair remains one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in modern times. Eric Cahm's study does justice to the human drama, whilst also throwing light on the wider society and politics of the Third Republic in the traumatic years after the Franco-Prussian War. This wide-ranging survey - the only short modern account in English anchors the Affair in its full social and political context. Organised round a narrative of events, it offers portraits of all the main characters, substantial extracts from key sources in fresh translations, a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed chronology.
Categories: History

France and the Dreyfus Affair

France and the Dreyfus Affair

In the first book designed to introduce students to the broad outlines and significant legacies of the affair, the author deftly interweaves text with documents, tracing the course of events.

Author: Michael Burns

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312218133

Category: History

Page: 210

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The Dreyfus affair - the infamous account of Jewish army officer and French citizen Alfred Dreyfus unjustly convicted of treason in 1894 - was the most significant political and social crisis of fin-de-siecle Europe. In the first book designed to introduce students to the broad outlines and significant legacies of the affair, the author deftly interweaves text with documents, tracing the course of events. He highlights the many issues connected with the case, including anti-Semitism, militant nationalism, socialism, the birth of modern Zionism, the separation of church and state, and the emergence of the "intellectual" in the political arena.
Categories: History

The Dreyfus Affair and the Rise of the French Public Intellectual

The Dreyfus Affair and the Rise of the French Public Intellectual

While countless books have chronicled the wrongful conviction of French military officer Alfred Dreyfus, his ensuing trials, and his eventual exoneration, this distinctive volume examines France's Dreyfus Affair (1894-1906) with a critical ...

Author: Tom Conner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786478620

Category: History

Page: 280

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While countless books have chronicled the wrongful conviction of French military officer Alfred Dreyfus, his ensuing trials, and his eventual exoneration, this distinctive volume examines France's Dreyfus Affair (1894-1906) with a critical eye, analyzing the actions of its main protagonists, the rise of the public intellectual, and the Affair's continued relevance. After a brief overview of the events to establish the poisoned ideological climate of the day, the work explores how intellectuals like Bernard Lazare, Emile Zola, and others contributed to the Affair, defining both it and themselves in the process. With mini-portraits of the key players and a detailed chronology, this telling book combines rigorous scholarship with cultural commentary to demonstrate the continued relevance of the example set by Dreyfus and his many supporters.
Categories: History

Prisoners of Honour

Prisoners of Honour

Author: David L. Lewis

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: UOM:39015002154105

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 346

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Categories: Antisemitism

The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

This book documents an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City to provide a visual record of responses to the Affair. -- Publisher description

Author: Norman L. Kleeblatt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520059395

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 315

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The Dreyfus Affair engaged the minds and passions of artists and intellectuals as few other political scandals ever have. In France at the turn of the century every important issue, truth, justice, honor, faith, and national pride, was tied to the question of Dreyfus' guilt or innocence and the manner in which he had been 'tried'. This book documents an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City to provide a visual record of responses to the Affair. -- Publisher description
Categories: Antisemitism

The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

Volume one of a comprehensive series on the Dreyfus Affair, this account chronicles for the first time in English and day by day, the drama that destabilized French society (1894-1906) and reverberated across the world.

Author: G. Whyte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230584501

Category: History

Page: 526

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Volume one of a comprehensive series on the Dreyfus Affair, this account chronicles for the first time in English and day by day, the drama that destabilized French society (1894-1906) and reverberated across the world. A deliberate miscarriage of justice, the public degradation of an innocent Jewish officer and his incarceration on Devil's Island, espionage, intrigue, media pressure, vehement antisemitism and political skulduggery - topics so relevant to our times - are set within a broad historical context. Meticulous research, new translations of key documents, a wealth of primary sources and illustrations and a select bibliography make this an indispensable reference work.
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The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood

The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood

Finally, he examines the relation of the Dreyfus Affair to the "culture of forcethat marked French society during the prewar years, thus accounting for the rise of the youthful athlete as a more compelling manly ideal than the bookish and ...

Author: Christopher E. Forth

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801883857

Category: History

Page: 300

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Historian Christopher E. Forth shows how the rhetoric and images used during the Dreyfus Affair reflected French anxieties about masculinity and modernity, and also facilitated ongoing debates about the state of French manhood through the First World War.
Categories: History

A Nation on Trial

A Nation on Trial

If France is to have peace, Elfin argues, it must open itself to broader and more inclusive definitions of French-ness.

Author: Margery Elfin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1535369523

Category:

Page: 220

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In a time when burkini bans and terrorist attacks have thrust France into the international news cycle, people around the world are asking if there could be something that sets France apart from other nations and perhaps makes it a target. Is it possible there is more going on beneath the surface, tensions in French society that make it a powder keg? The answer may lie in history and appears most visibly in two military trials, in 1894 and 1899, which earned the moniker of the Dreyfus Affair and extended well beyond the courtroom, much as the O.J. Simpson trial did in the 1990s.Behind the lightheartedness of La Belle Epoque, which France presented to the world at the end of the 19th century, there was a quite different reality illustrated by the Dreyfus Affair and brought to public attention by �mile Zola, an exemplar of realism in literature. He argued that the trials for high treason of a Jewish Army officer, Alfred Dreyfus, was not the just punishment for a national traitor, as the Army claimed, but blatant persecution of a Jewish citizen. The Army thought it could get away with framing an innocent man and sending him to solitary confinement in exile. What the Army did not realize was that the media - armed with a new technology, the telegraph - were about to revolutionize public discourse. The widespread mobilization and polarization of public opinion encouraged by Zola's "J'Accuse" soon proved too strong to ignore.More than 150 years later, much of Zola's fiery critique of French society still rings true. Media coverage, raised to a new level by the telegraph, played as an important role in his day as it does in the present age of the internet - with the challenges of pluralism in France as front and center as ever. If France is to have peace, Elfin argues, it must open itself to broader and more inclusive definitions of French-ness.
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Intellectuals in Politics

Intellectuals in Politics

This wide-ranging investigation explores the influence of thinkers from diverse intellectual backgrounds on the development of twentieth century culture, and in so doing tells us much about the modern world in which we live.

Author: Professor of Political Theory Jeremy Jennings

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415149967

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This wide-ranging investigation explores the influence of thinkers from diverse intellectual backgrounds on the development of twentieth century culture, and in so doing tells us much about the modern world in which we live.
Categories: Political Science

The Dreyfus Affair

The Dreyfus Affair

Also includes an introduction, a chronology of the Dreyfus Affair and an epilogue by the author, My Burning Protest by George Whyte after Emile Zola.

Author: George Whyte

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849430373

Category: Drama

Page: 126

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In 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, an innocent Jewish Officer in the French Army, was convicted on false evidence for a crime of high treason. He was stripped of his rank, publicly degraded and deported to the penal colony of Devil's Island to serve a sentence of life imprisonment in total isolation and under inhumane conditions. The fight to prove his innocence was to last 12 years. This trilogy of plays are a dramatic adaptation of this episode in 19th century European history. Also includes an introduction, a chronology of the Dreyfus Affair and an epilogue by the author, My Burning Protest by George Whyte after Emile Zola. The Dreyfus trilogy includes the dramatisations The Dreyfus Affair (premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 8 May 1994), Dreyfus - J'Accuse (premiered at the Oper der Stadt Bonn, 8 September 1999) and Rage and Outrage (premiered by Franco/German TV Channel Arte 18 May 1995).
Categories: Drama

Dreyfus

Dreyfus

Sweeping and engaging, Dreyfus offers a new understanding of one of the most contested and significant moments in modern history.

Author: Ruth Harris

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429958028

Category: History

Page: 560

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The definitive history of the infamous scandal that shook a nation and stunned the world In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongfully convicted of being a spy for Germany and imprisoned on Devil's Island. Over the following years, attempts to correct this injustice tore France apart, inflicting wounds on the society which have never fully healed. But how did a fairly obscure miscarriage of justice come to break up families in bitterness, set off anti-Semitic riots across the French empire, and nearly trigger a coup d'état? How did a violently reactionary, obscurantist attitude become so powerful in a country that saw itself as the home of enlightenment? Why did the battle over a junior army officer occupy the foremost writers and philosophers of the age, from Émile Zola to Marcel Proust, Émile Durkheim, and many others? What drove the anti-Dreyfusards to persist in their efforts even after it became clear that much of the prosecution's evidence was faked? Drawing upon thousands of previously unread and unconsidered sources, prizewinning historian Ruth Harris goes beyond the conventional narrative of truth loving democrats uniting against proto-fascists. Instead, she offers the first in-depth history of both sides in the Affair, showing how complex interlocking influences—tensions within the military, the clashing demands of justice and nationalism, and a tangled web of friendships and family connections—shaped both the coalition working to free Dreyfus and the formidable alliances seeking to protect the reputation of the army that had convicted him. Sweeping and engaging, Dreyfus offers a new understanding of one of the most contested and significant moments in modern history.
Categories: History