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The Resource Citizen soldiers and the key to the Bastille, Julia Osman, (electronic book)

Citizen soldiers and the key to the Bastille, Julia Osman, (electronic book)

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Citizen soldiers and the key to the Bastille
Title
Citizen soldiers and the key to the Bastille
Statement of responsibility
Julia Osman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Showcasing French participation in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, this book shows the French army at the heart of revolutionary, social, and cultural change. Osman argues that efforts to transform the French army into a citizen army before 1789 prompted and helped shape the French Revolution.
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1982-
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Osman, Julia
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
War, culture and society, 1750-1850
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  • France
  • France
  • Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • United States
Summary expansion
The French army experienced rapid and dramatic change from the 1750s to 1789-and it took the rest of the country with it. Wracked from defeat in the Seven Years' War, where Amerindian warriors and rugged Canadian militiamen had shown the French army its weaknesses, French officers and philosophers set to work imagining and forging a new kind of army in France: a citizen army, the likes of which had not been seen since the glory days of ancient Greece and Rome. These writers found encouragement for their ideas in the home-grown patriots of the American Revolution and resistance from those who relied on tradition and well-ingrained privilege. By 1789, French officers would declare their citizen army realized, but in the process they would spark a Revolution they could not control
Label
Citizen soldiers and the key to the Bastille, Julia Osman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Introduction: The Key 1. The King's Army 2. Defeat in New France 3. Soldiers into Citizens 4. A Citizen Army in America 5. Aristocratic Rupture 6. A Dream Deferred Conclusion: Guidons Burning Notes Bibliography
Control code
9781137486240
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137486240
Other physical details
4 b&w, halftones.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Citizen soldiers and the key to the Bastille, Julia Osman, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Introduction: The Key 1. The King's Army 2. Defeat in New France 3. Soldiers into Citizens 4. A Citizen Army in America 5. Aristocratic Rupture 6. A Dream Deferred Conclusion: Guidons Burning Notes Bibliography
Control code
9781137486240
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137486240
Other physical details
4 b&w, halftones.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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