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War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945 - The Basque Series (Paperback)
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War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945 - The Basque Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/09/2016
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During the first half of the twentieth century, the French Basque province of Xiberoa was a place of refuge, conflict, and foreign occupation. With the liberation of France in 1944, many Xiberoans faced new conflicts arising from legal and civic judgments made during Vichy and German occupation. War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands traces the roots of their divided memories of the era to local and official interpretations of judgment, behavior, and justice during those troubled times. In order to understand how the Great War affected the Xiberoan Basques' perceptions of themselves, Ott contrasts the experiences of people in four different communities located within a fifteen-mile radius. The author also examines how the disruption during the interwar years affected intracommunity relations during the Occupation, the Liberation, and its aftermath. This narrative reveals the diverse ways in which Basques responded to civil war, world war, and displacement, and to one another.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874170085
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An outstanding, deeply humane work of local history. Highly recommended." --Choice
"Ott has produced a carefully written, thought-provoking book which approaches its subject with enormous respect." --European History Quarterly
"This is an interesting book that offers a fascinating complement to the existing literature on the experience of occupation during the Second World War, adding nuance and character to the more general histories of the occupation." --French History
"Ott has worked hard in a variety of archives. The long list of interviewees, most of them repeatedly visited, is exemplary. Her tale is a well-told, at times moving story, written in an unpretentious prose. For Basque and modern French studies, it is a valuable addition to an understandably, but undeservedly neglected topic." --Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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