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Soldiers, Citizens and Civilians
     

Soldiers, Citizens and Civilians

by Alan Forrest
 
The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars have been described as the first 'total war', which affected millions of people's lives and brought a whole continent into contact with armies and bloodshed. But the extent to which to constant state of war that existed between 1792 and 1815 shaped everyday experience has been much less studied, even though these wars, conducted

Overview

The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars have been described as the first 'total war', which affected millions of people's lives and brought a whole continent into contact with armies and bloodshed. But the extent to which to constant state of war that existed between 1792 and 1815 shaped everyday experience has been much less studied, even though these wars, conducted by mass armies and often mobilized by patriotism, led to the circulation of millions of people throughout Europe and beyond. The changing nature of warfare had far-reaching consequences for civil society as well as for those directly engaged in fighting. This volume of essays by international scholars examines the formative experiences of men and women-soldiers, citizens and civilians-in the years 1792-1815, drawing particularly on their personal documents and social and cultural practices, to offer a perspective on the wars which is at some distance from broader and more familiar historical narratives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230266346
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/27/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
471 KB

Meet the Author

KATHERINE AASLESTAD Associate Professor, Department of History, West Virginia University, USA
HORST CARL Professor of Modern History, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany

JOHN COOKSON Adjunct-Professor, School of History, the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

JAROSLAW CZUBATY Lecturer in History, the University of Warsaw, Poland

ALAN FORREST Professor of Modern History, the University of York, UK

KAREN HAGEMANN James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

DAVID HOPKIN Fellow in Modern History, Hertford College, the University of Oxford, UK

JOHAN JOOR Honorary Research Fellow, the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CATRIONA KENNEDY Research Fellow, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, the University of York, UK

PATRICIA LIN Formerly Lecturer in History, the University of California, Berkeley, USA

KEVIN LINCH Teaching Fellow, School of History, the University of Leeds, UK

NATALIE PETITEAU Professor of History, the University of Avignon, France

JANE RENDALL Honorary Fellow, History Department and the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, the University of York, UK

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