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War, Culture and Society, 1750 –1850

Militarized Cultural Encounters in the Long Nineteenth Century

Making War, Mapping Europe

Editors: Clarke, Joseph, Horne, John (Eds.)

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  • Explores the evolution of European encounters with the unknown and exotic from the Revolutionary period to the First World War
  • Adopts an interdisciplinary and transnational approach to the history of conflict and colonization
  • Argues that European military expeditions helped shape Europeans’ ‘civilizing mission’ from the French Revolution to the First World War
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About this book

This book explores European soldiers’ encounters with their continent’s exotic frontiers from the French Revolution to the First World War.  In numerous military expeditions to Italy, Spain, Russia, Greece and the ‘Levant’ they found wild landscapes and strange societies inhabited by peoples who needed to be ‘civilized.’ Yet often they also discovered founding sites of Europe’s own ‘civilization’ (Rome, Jerusalem) or decaying reminders of ancient grandeur. The resulting encounters proved seminal in forging a military version of the ‘civilizing mission’ that shaped Europe’s image of itself as well as its relations with its own periphery during the long nineteenth century.

About the authors

Joseph Clarke is Lecturer in European History at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His publications include Commemorating the Dead in Revolutionary France: Revolution and Remembrance, 1789-1799 (2007) and articles and essays on the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period. 

John Horne is Emeritus Professor of Modern European History at Trinity College Dublin. He has published widely on the history of twentieth century France and the comparative and transnational history of the First World War.
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Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Peripheral Visions—Militarized Cultural Encounters in the Long Nineteenth Century

    Pages 1-21

    Clarke, Joseph (et al.)

  • French Soldiers and the Revolutionary Origins of the Colonial Mind

    Pages 25-47

    Robson, Fergus

  • Encountering the Sacred: British and French Soldiers in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Mediterranean

    Pages 49-73

    Clarke, Joseph

  • Violence and the Barbaric East: Germans and the Russian Campaign of 1812

    Pages 75-95

    James, Leighton S.

  • Kodaking a Just War: Photography, Architecture and the Language of Damage in the Egyptian Sudan, 1884–1898

    Pages 97-124

    Fox, Paul

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78229-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78228-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08649-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Militarized Cultural Encounters in the Long Nineteenth Century
Book Subtitle
Making War, Mapping Europe
Editors
  • Joseph Clarke
  • John Horne
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750 –1850
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78229-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78229-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78228-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08649-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 370
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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