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 ...
See more details below
Soldiers, Citizens and Civilians

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$85.00
BN.com price

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230266346
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 460 KB

Meet the Author

ALAN FORREST is Professor of Modern History at the University of York, UK. He has published widely on French Revolutionary and Napoleonic history. Recent books include Napoleon’s Men: The Soldiers of the Revolution and Empire (2002) and Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution (2004).

KAREN HAGEMANN is the James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on modern German and European history and gender history, in particular the history of labor, welfare, and education, the women’s movements, and the nation, military, and war.

JANE RENDALL taught for many years at the University of York, UK, in the History Department, the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Centre for Women’s Studies, and is now an Honorary Fellow there. She has published widely in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women’s and gender history, with particular reference to Scotland.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nations in Arms - People at War Alan Forrest Forrest, Alan Karen Hagemann Hagemann, Karen Jane Rendall Rendall, Jane 1

1 Regimental Worlds: Interpreting the Experience of British Soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars John E. Cookson Cookson, John E. 23

2 Survivors of War: French Soldiers and Veterans of the Napoleonic Armies Natalie Petiteau Petiteau, Natalie 43

3 Glory, Honour and Patriotism: Military Careers in the Duchy of Warsaw, 1806-1815 Jaroslaw Czubaty Czubaty, Jaroslaw 59

4 The World Turned Upside Down: Female Soldiers in the French Armies of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars David Hopkin Hopkin, David 77

5 Caring for the Nation's Families: British Soldiers' and Sailors' Families and the State, 1793-1815 Patricia Y. C. E. Lin Lin, Patricia Y. C. E. 99

6 War without Battles: Civilian Experiences of Economic Warfare during the Napoleonic Era in Hamburg Katherine B. Aaslestad Aaslestad, Katherine B. 118

7 From the Ballroom to the Battlefield: British Women and Waterloo Catriona Kennedy Kennedy, Catriona 137

8 'Unimaginable Horror and Misery': The Battle of Leipzig in October 1813 in Civilian Experience and Perception Karen Hagemann Hagemann, Karen 157

9 'A Very Rebellious Disposition': Dutch Experience and Popular Protest under the Napoleonic Regime (1806-1813) Johan Joor Joor, Johan 181

10 'A Citizen and Not a Soldier': The British Volunteer Movement and the War against Napoleon Kevin B. Linch Linch, Kevin B. 205

11 Religion and the Experience of War: A Comparative Approach to Belgium, the Netherlands and the Rhineland Horst Carl Carl, Horst 222

Index 243

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)