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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, 5
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Britain's Soldiers explores the complex figure of the Georgian soldier and rethinks current approaches to military history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Linch; Matthew McCormack
ISBN: 9781846319556 1846319552
OCLC Number: 881125765
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of tables and figuresAcknowledgementsNotes on the contributorsIntroduction: Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormackPART 1: Nationhood1 'The eighteenth-century British army as a European institution', Stephen Conway2 'Soldiering abroad: the experience of living and fighting among aliens', Graciela Iglesias RogersPART 2: Hierarchy3 'Effectiveness and the British Officer Corps, 1793-1815', Bruce Collins4 'Stamford standoff: honour, status and rivalry in the Georgian military', Matthew McCormackPART 3: Discipline5 '"The soldiers murmered much on Account of their usage": military justice and negotiated authority in the eighteenth-century British army', William P. Tatum III6 'Discipline and control in eighteenth-century Gibraltar', Ilya BerkovichPART 4: Gender7 'Conflicts of conduct: British masculinity and military painting in the wake of the Siege of Gibraltar', Cicely Robinson8 'Scarlet fever: female enthusiasm for men in uniform, 1780-1815', Louise CarterPART 5: Soldiers in Society9 'Disability, fraud and medical experience at the Royal Hospital of Chelsea in the long eighteenth century', Caroline Louise Nielsen10 'Making new soldiers: legitimacy, identity and attitudes, c. 1740-1815', Kevin Linch
Series Title: Eighteenth-century worlds, 5
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Linch, Matthew McCormack.

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