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A Public Taste for Truth: Zola’s Literary Appeals to the People in the Dreyfus Affair

Lida Maxwell

in Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383740
eISBN:
9780199383764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383740.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores dilemmas of public autonomy and truthfulness raised by Zola’s indictment (during the Dreyfus Affair) of the French government and army for committing a “crime against society”: ... More


The Jacobin Project: The Nation‐State and the Enemy Within

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

With the French Revolution, modernity proclaimed that a nation state should organize itself through a powerful state that would assume responsibility for directing society's affairs and moulding its ... More


France, Intellectuals, and Engagement

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins with an analysis of debates about the meaning of France in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian war. Having examined the nature of anti-Semitism at this time, it explores the ... More


Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Fashoda, and the Dreyfus Affair

Edward Berenson

in Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234277
eISBN:
9780520947191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234277.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Dreyfus Affair threatened to split France apart. The charges against Captain Alfred Dreyfus were false, and anti-Semitism had played no small part in both the accusation of treason and the ... More


Introduction

Edward J. Hughes

in Proust, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609864
eISBN:
9780191731761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609864.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction focuses on Proust’s response to the Dreyfus Affair as reflected in his unfinished early novel Jean Santeuil and examines Georges Bataille’s claim that the aspiring author showed ... More


The Potential Abuses of National Security Secrecy

Michael P. Colaresi

in Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199389773
eISBN:
9780199397723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389773.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Having established the capacity for secrecy in democracies, the question then emerges, What are the consequences for democratic foreign policy and public consent? Chapter 4 highlights the fact that ... More


France

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The reform of French universities began under the Second Empire, and was given a strong impulse by defeat in the Franco–Prussian war in 1871. The need to learn from Germany created a reform movement ... More


Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Maurice Samuels

in The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Four studies Émile Zola’s legendary support of the Jewish officer wrongly accused of treason in the 1890s, as well as Zola’s writing about Jews both before and after the Dreyfus Affair. ... More


Childhood and Youth: The Formation of an Intellectual and Aesthete

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter sets the stage by informing the reader about Blum’s family and friends, their influence on his life, his education, and his development as a critic and writer. His older brother Léon was ... More


The End of the Affair

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the second generation of positivist historians, whose careers were intimately tied to the political fortunes of the French Third Republic and to the reform of its university ... More


Historical Repertoires: Attention Must Be Paid

Alison Brysk

in Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982660
eISBN:
9780199362523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter chronicles the historical emergence of repertoires of human rights rhetoric. The foundation of universal solidarity with victims of injustice is laid by the Dreyfus Affair, while norms ... More


Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Peter Redfield

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Rockets roar into space—bearing roughly half the world's commercial satellites—from the same South American coastal rainforest where convicts once did time on infamous Devil's Island. This book draws ... More


New Alliances and New Music

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter determines why the 1890s were one of the most exciting, richest, and most productive periods in French music history. It studies other powerful cultural forces that came before the ... More


Protocols of the Elders of Zion: Thoughts on the French Connection

Jeffrey Mehlman

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the shifty and shifting boundaries between truth and lies, politics and philosophy, in Dreyfusard Paris. It explores the twisting corridors of the Dreyfus Affair; where, on the ... More


From Dreyfus in the Colony to Céline’s Anti-Semitic Style

David Fieni

in Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286409
eISBN:
9780823288748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286409.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Orientalist philology brought people deemed Semitic together under the rubric of Semitism, and it subsequently broke up this forced grouping into the distinct categories of Jew, Arab, and Muslim. ... More


René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This is the first lengthy inquiry into the life and times of René Blum, the successor to Serge Diaghilev and a distinguished Parisian author, editor, critic, and producer. Léon Blum, his older ... More


Intellectuals and the Republic

Jerrold Seigel

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0038
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter assesses the role of the intellectuals in France's political arena, most notably in the matter of the Dreyfus Affair. In its most general sense, the term “intellectual” might refer to ... More


War Origins: The Debate Begins

Norman Ingram

in The War Guilt Problem and the Ligue des droits de l'homme, 1914-1944

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198827993
eISBN:
9780191866685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827993.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 surprised the Ligue des droits de l’homme which quickly adopted the position of virtually all French people of support for the Union sacrée. Despite the ... More


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