Poachers turned Gamekeepers: A Study of the Guerrilla Phenomenon in Spain, 1808-1840

Lawrence, Mark (2014) Poachers turned Gamekeepers: A Study of the Guerrilla Phenomenon in Spain, 1808-1840. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 25 (4). pp. 843-857. ISSN 0959-2318. E-ISSN 1743-9558. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/09592318.2013.832930) (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

This article modifies the associations made by historians and political scientists of Spanish guerrilla warfare with revolutionary insurgency. First, it explains how the guerrilla phenomenon moved from a Leftist to a reactionary symbol. Second, it compares the insurgency and counter-insurgency features of the Carlist War (1833 – 1840) with those of the better-known Peninsular War (1808 – 1814). Third, it shows how erstwhile guerrilla leaders during the Carlist War made their expertise available to the counter-insurgency, in a socio-economic as well as military setting. This article revises the social banditry paradigm in nineteenth-century Spain in the under-researched context of Europe bloodiest nineteenth-century civil war.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Spain; patriots; liberals; Carlists; guerrillas; counter-insurgency; militia, rural; Basques; nation-building
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 13:38 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 15:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53953 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lawrence, Mark: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5722-7503
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