Dreyfus : politics, emotion, and the scandal of the century / Ruth Harris.

Dreyfus : politics, emotion, and the scandal of the century / Ruth Harris.

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Harris, Ruth, 1958-
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2010.
xvi, 541 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
1st U.S. ed.
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Prizewinning historian Ruth Harris offers the first in-depth history of both sides in the 1894 Dreyfus Affair, showing how complex interlocking influences--tensions within the military, the clashing demands of justice and nationalism, and a tangled web of friendships and family connections--shaped both the coalition working to free Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus and the formidable alliances seeking to protect the reputation of the army that had convicted him.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-[524]) and index.
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2010 as The man on Devil's Island by Allen Lane, London"--T.p. verso.
Pt. 1. Trial and errors --
Degradation --
Family and friends --
France, Germany, and the Jewish community --
The Alsatian connection --
Zola --
Pt. 2. Intellectuals and anti-intellectuals --
The polemic begins --
Dreyfusard contradictions --
"Anti-intellectuals" : Catholics and the occult --
Dreyfusards and the Judaeo-Christian tradition --
Mother-love and nationalism : Maurice Barrès and Jules Soury --
Pt. 3. Movements and mystiques --
Anti-Dreyfusard movements and martyrology --
The Dreyfusard mystique --
Salonnières left and right --
Rightist illusions --
Pt. 4. The end of the affair --
Alfred returns --
The trial and its aftermath --
Aftershocks --
The politics of rehabilitation.