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Experiences of War in Europe and the Americas, 1792–1815: Soldiers, Slaves, and Civilians

Lawrence, Mark (2021) Experiences of War in Europe and the Americas, 1792–1815: Soldiers, Slaves, and Civilians. Routledge, London, UK, 240 pp. ISBN 978-0-367-69560-6. E-ISBN 978-1-00-314235-5. (doi:10.4324/9781003142355) (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) (KAR id:90851)

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Abstract

This work seeks to offer a new way of viewing the French Wars of 1792–1815. Most studies of this period offer international, political, and military analyses using the French Revolution and Napoleon as the prime mover. But this book focuses on military and civilian responses to French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, throughout the rest of Europe and the Americas. It shows how the unprecedented mobilization of this era forged a generation of soldiers and civilians sharing a common experience of suffering, bequeathing the West with a new veteran sensibility. Using a range of sources, especially memoirs, this book reveals the adventure and suffering confronting ordinary soldiers campaigning in Europe and the Americas, and the burdens imposed on civilians enduring rising and falling empires across the West. It also reveals how the wars liberated slaves, serfs, and common people through revolutions and insurgencies.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781003142355
Uncontrolled keywords: European history, History of the Americas, Military History
Subjects: D History General and Old World
F History United States, Canada, Latin America
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Mark Lawrence
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 08:42 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 14:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90851 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lawrence, Mark: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5722-7503
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