Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2018

352 Pages | maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526127167

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From empire to exile

History and memory within the pied-noir and harki communities, 1962-2012

First Edition

Claire Eldridge

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Modern French History MUP

  • Winner of the RHS Gladstone Prize 2017
  • Conducts a critical and historically-grounded examination of the 'memory wars' phenomenon in France
  • Proposes an innovative and important new paradigm through which to understand the evolution of memories of the Algerian War of Independence that challenges traditional understandings
  • Provides a uniquely comparative study of the pied-noir and harki communities since 1962
  • Demonstrates the historical importance of postcolonial minorities, such as the pieds-noirs and harkis, to the social, political, cultural and commemorative landscape of modern France
  • Now available in paperback

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