Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Martin P. Johnson
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  3. Martin P. Johnson
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  4. Martin P. Johnson
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  5. Martin P. Johnson
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 159-171

About this book


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. It is also a mystery tale that reveals the preoccupations and divisions of France and Europe at the turn of the century. At its centre is the unjust imprisonment upon Devil's Island of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jew convicted of a crime he did not commit, who was in part the victim of an ancient prejudice. As the gravest crisis of the Third Republic, the Dreyfus Affair transformed French politics; as a crucial episode in the history of racial nationalism, it marked the transition from traditional to racial anti-Semitism; and as an explosive struggle for human rights and judicial equity, it, for the first time, engaged academics, writers and artists as self-conscious 'intellectuals' in French politics. The Dreyfus Affair explores how the trial of one man became l'Affaire, with all its consequences.


chronology Europe exile France history nation Third Republic occupations politics prejudice Third Republic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Northern Illinois UniversityUSA

About the authors

MARTIN P. JOHNSON is an Adjunct Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Dreyfus Affair
  • Book Subtitle Honour and Politics in the Belle Époque
  • Authors Martin P. Johnson
  • Series Title European History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-68266-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-68267-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27519-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 184
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of France
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