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Civil War and Narrative

Testimony, Historiography, Memory

  • Karine Deslandes
  • Fabrice Mourlon
  • Bruno Tribout
  • Explores the narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war, from early modern times to the present day

  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, covering a range of geographical locations

  • Analyses testimony, historiography and memory distinctly as well as highlighting the interplay between the three


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Narrative Through Testimonies

  3. Narrative Through the Arts

  4. Narrative and Agency

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
  6. Karine Deslandes, Fabrice Mourlon, Bruno Tribout
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-244

About this book


This book explores the representation of intra-state conflicts. It offers a distinctive approach by looking at narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war testimony, historiography and memory. The volume seeks to reflect current research in civil war in a number of disciplines and covers a range of geographical areas, from the advent of modern forms of testimonies, history writing and public remembering in the early modern period, to the present day. In focusing on narrative, broadly defined, the contributors not only explore civil war testimonies, historiography and memory as separate fields of inquiry, but also highlight the interplay between these areas, which are shown to share porous boundaries. Chapters look at the ways in which various narrative forms feed off each other, be they oral, written or visual narratives, personal or collective accounts, or testimonies from victims or perpetrators.


intra-state conflicts early modern history history of conflict history writing public remembering

Editors and affiliations

  • Karine Deslandes
    • 1
  • Fabrice Mourlon
    • 2
  • Bruno Tribout
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of LanguagesUniversity of BuckinghamBuckinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Université Paris 13Sorbonne Paris CitéVilletaneuseFrance
  3. 3.University of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Karine Deslandes is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Buckingham, UK, and Head of the Department of Foreign Modern Languages. 

Fabrice Mourlon is Senior Lecturer at Université Paris 13-Sorbonne Paris Cité, France.

Bruno Tribout is Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

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