Time to move on:A reply to Jean-Paul Brunet

House, Jim and Macmaster, Neil (2008) Time to move on:A reply to Jean-Paul Brunet. The Historical Journal, 51 (1). pp. 205-214. ISSN 0018-246X

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Abstract

In the General Introduction and Conclusion to our book, Paris 1961: Algerians, state terror, and memory, we argue that the time has come to move beyond the current phase of political battle, the fixed-position trench warfare, over the events of '17 October' for a more open history that can begin to address some wider and more fruitful questions. At the core of the polemic during the last decade has been the almost obsessive 'battle of numbers' that has raged between the maximalist Jean-Luc Einaudi (200-300+ deaths at the hands of the police) and the minimalist Jean-Paul Brunet (at most 30-50 deaths, but only 13 conclusively 'proven'). In replying to Jean-Paul Brunet, we shall discuss two substantive issues: the nature of the evidence and its interpretation, and inevitably the question of the number of fatalities

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2013 15:08
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 15:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/44988
DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X07006644

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