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The Levée en Masse in History

Caiani, Ambrogio A. (2010) The Levée en Masse in History. . Webpage. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

When faced, in 1793, with the prospect of defeat, the National Convention issued an appeal for a levée en masse, which, theoretically, placed the entire population at the disposal of France's war machine. Thus was born the modern idea of the nation in arms. This concept has proved to have an enduring legacy, and has been adapted to suit a wide variety of contexts and time periods. This article explores the birth, development and transmission of the levée en masse. It seeks to understand why the concept survived beyond the 1790s and how it remained a compelling instrument of mass mobilisation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Item Type: Internet publication
Subjects: D History General and Old World
D History General and Old World > DC France
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Ambrogio Caiani
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 19:32 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49018 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Caiani, Ambrogio A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3358-7277
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