Narratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Military and Civilian Experience in Britain and Ireland

TitleNarratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Military and Civilian Experience in Britain and Ireland
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKennedy, Catriona
Number of Pages269
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityBasingstoke, UK; New York
Abstract

This volume explores how the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars (1793-1815) were experienced, perceived and narrated by contemporaries in Britain and Ireland. These conflicts have been described as the first modern or 'total' war with far-reaching consequences for military and civilian society and the development of modern identities. Yet in contrast to the innovative body of scholarship on the First and Second World Wars there has been little sustained analysis of the personal experiences of men and women involved directly or indirectly in these conflicts. Narratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars addresses this historiographical gap using letters, diaries and personal testimonies by soldiers, sailors and civilians to shed new light on the social and cultural history of the period and the history of warfare more broadly.

URLhttp://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/narratives-of-the-revolutionary-and-napoleonic-wars-catriona-kennedy/?K=9780230275430
Short TitleNarratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
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