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Britain's soldiers : rethinking war and society, 1715-1815

Author: Kevin Linch; Matthew McCormack
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2014.
Series: Eighteenth-century worlds.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The British soldier was a fascinating and complex figure in the century between the Hanoverian accession and the Battle of Waterloo. The 'war and society' approach has shed much light on Britain's frequent experience of conflict in this period, but Britain's Soldiers argues that it is time to refocus our attention on the humble redcoat himself, and rethink historical approaches to soldiers' relationship with the  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Linch; Matthew McCormack
ISBN: 9781781385548 1781385548
OCLC Number: 1127402330
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.).
Contents: Nationhood --
The eighteenth-century British Army as a European institution / Stephen Conway --
Soldiering abroad : the experience of living and fighting among aliens during the Napoleonic Wars / Graciela Iglesias Rogers --
Hierarchy --
Effectiveness and the British Officer Corps, 1793-1815 / Bruce Collins --
Stamford standoff : honour, status and rivalry in the Georgian military / Matthew McCormack --
Discipline --
The soldiers murmured much on account of this usage : military justice and negotiated authority in the eighteenth-century British Army / William P. Tatum III --
Discipline and control in eighteenth-century Gibraltar / Ilya Berkovich --
Gender --
Conflicts of conduct : British masculinity and military painting in the wake of the Siege of Gibraltar / Cicely Robinson --
Scarlet fever : female enthusiasm for men in uniform, 1780-1815 / Louise Carter --
Soldiers in society --
Disability, fraud and medical experience at the Royal Hospital of Chelsea in the long eighteenth century / Caroline Louise Nielsen --
Making new soldiers : legitimacy, identity and attitudes, c.1740-1815 / Kevin Linch.
Series Title: Eighteenth-century worlds.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack.


Britain's Soldiers explores the complex figure of the Georgian soldier and rethinks current approaches to military history.  Read more...


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Britain's Soldiers succeeds in provoking thought on the British army as a product of a society and not an entity separate from it. Any analysis of the army from 1715-1815 must take into account this Read more...

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