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The Politics of Dissent: Pacifism in France 1919-1939

Norman Ingram


This book examines the history of pacifism in inter-war France. The author sets out to define the contours of the French peace movement, to explore its organization, tactics, and intellectual content, and to place it in the broader context of French political culture in the years between the two world wars. The book traces the development of French pacifism from its 19th-century roots. It analyses the intertwining of three strands of dissent: over the origins of the First World War and the thesis of unique German war guilt; over the nature of contemporary French political society; and over the ... More

Keywords: pacifism, inter-war France, peace movement, world wars, French pacifism, war guilt, western civilization, feminist pacifism, fascism, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198222958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman Ingram, author
University of Alberta