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France and the Dreyfus Affair: A Documentary History by Michael Burns
What Was The Dreyfus Affair?
France and the Dreyfus affair : a documentary history
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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, and the separation of church and state. Sixty-six documents are embedded in the narrative, offering students a broad range of sources to examine, including newspaper editorials, letters, trial testimony, and diary entries. A list of the principal characters is included in the appendices. Michael Burns Ph.
Examining the bitter personal and ideological battles that followed the Rennes verdict, Vidal-Naquet builds on Reinach's account to tell the story of a crusade in crisis, of one Dreyfusard camp fighting for the prisoner's life while another camp, willing to jeopardize that life, fights for an idea. But simultaneously in the middle days of September external pressures influenced the government's actions. Still, foreign reactions helped push the Affair toward its final phase, and Reinach alludes to those reactions in passing.
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France and the Dreyfus Affair: A Brief Documentary History (Bedford Series in History and Culture)
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Dreyfus was a Jewish artillery officer who was also a French citizen and was wrongly accused of treason in In France and the Dreyfus Affair, Michael Burns chronicles the narrative of the Dreyfus Affair and summarizes the main issues and debates. In the first section, Burns recounts the unfair targeting of the Jews in the nineteenth century. He explains that there was evidence that the civil war of remained unresolved. They also include the details of Esterhazy, another French officer who was under suspicion of treason and was possibly the actual author of the bordereau. This revelation led to a great conundrum; to prove that Esterhazy was guilty and Dreyfus was innocent would mar the reputation and prestige of the army.