Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850: Men of Arms (BOK)

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The British soldier was feared and respected throughout the world in the period 1750-1850, a time when his victories helped to maintain Britain's security and expand its empire. Strangely, though, his reputation at home was rather more contradictory: the army could be politically distrusted, soldiers often occupied a marginal position in society, and even the manliness of the profession could be called into question. Men of Arms explores the intriguing figure of the British soldier, and seeks to explore 'soldiering' as an activity, an identity, a career and a way of life. Chapters explore the role of social class, political radicalism and national identities, and think about soldiers as combatants, as tourists, as family men and as citizens. In so doing, the book offers fresh approaches to the study of warfare in this fascinating period of history.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
ISBN 9781137270870 Antall sider 256
Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,3cm x 1,8cm Vekt 424 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Catriona Kennedy, Matthew McCormack
Emner og form British & Irish history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Military history, Military life & institutions