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British military spectacle : from the Napoleonic Wars through the Crimea

Author: Scott Hughes Myerly
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the theater of war, how important is costume? And in peacetime, what purpose does military spectacle serve? This book takes us behind the scenes of the British military at the height of its brilliance to show us how dress and discipline helped to mold the military man and attempted to seduce the hearts and minds of a nation while serving to intimidate civil rioters in peacetime. Often ridiculed for their
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Histoire
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Myerly, Scott Hughes.
British military spectacle.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(DLC) 96017260
(OCoLC)34590956
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Hughes Myerly
ISBN: 9780674182608 067418260X
OCLC Number: 604513358
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 293 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Introduction: Army Life --
CHAPTER ONE. The Spectacular Image --
CHAPTER TWO. Command and Design --
CHAPTER THREE. Recruiting --
CHAPTER FOUR. Discipline --
CHAPTER FIVE. Morale --
CHAPTER SIX. Campaign and Combat --
CHAPTER SEVEN. Civil Disorder --
CHAPTER EIGHT. Entertainment, Power, and Paradigm --
Conclusion: The Martial Vision --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
NOTES --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Scott Hughes Myerly.
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