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Britain and the Napoleonic Wars

Charles Esdaile

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In Chapter 8, Charles Esdaile examines ‘Britain and the Napoleonic Wars’. He shows that control of the seas enabled Britain to sustain the conflict, in the sense that maritime commerce provided her ... More


War in the Revolutionary-Napoleonic Age: the French experience, 1792–1815

Gavin Daly

in Violence and the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097027
eISBN:
9781526103987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097027.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the nature of the French Revolutionary-Napoleonic Wars in light of recent historical debates over the question of ‘total war’ and the degree to which these wars constitute ‘old’ ... More


The Liminal Union of Sweden and Norway

Joseph M. Parent

in Uniting States: Voluntary Union in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782192
eISBN:
9780199919147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter chronicles the rise and fall of a liminal union between Sweden and Norway. After the Napoleonic Wars, the two countries approximated a union for 90 years, but then peacefully broke ... More


War and Peace before Sociology: Social Theorizing on Violence from Thomas Hobbes to the Napoleonic Wars

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter provides an overview of the key arguments in the debate on war and peace carried on from the time of Thomas Hobbes up to the Napoleonic Wars between philosophers, political economists, ... More


The prospect of invasion

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The final chapter of the book focuses on fears about the importation of yellow fever from the West Indies during and immediately after the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It argues that ... More


Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Joachim Whaley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The work offers a new interpretation of the development of German-speaking central Europe and the Holy Roman Empire or German Reich from the great reforms of 1495-1500 to its dissolution in 1806 ... More


Introduction

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book examines the “early history” of social theories on war, beginning with Thomas Hobbes. It explores the key arguments in the debate on war and peace carried on from Hobbes to the Napoleonic ... More


The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics, and Society 1793-1815

Gillian Russell

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122630
eISBN:
9780191671500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book reveals the importance of the theatre in the shaping of response to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793–1815). The author explores the roles of the military and navy as both actors ... More


Civilians and War in Europe, 1618–1815

Erica Charters, Eve Rosenhaft, and Hannah Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317118
eISBN:
9781846317699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317699
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the relationship between civilians and warfare from the start of the Thirty Years War to the end of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It interrogates received narratives of ... More


From International Society to Public Power

Jennifer Mitzen

in Power in Concert: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226060088
eISBN:
9780226060255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060255.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops the claim that international public power became possible in 1815 with the Vienna Settlement ending the Napoleonic Wars. It first establishes the historical preconditions for ... More


The Making of the Irregular Fighter, 1740–1815

Sibylle Scheipers

in Unlawful Combatants: A Genealogy of the Irregular Fighter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646111
eISBN:
9780191756160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646111.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The concept of irregular warfare emerged in the mid-eighteenth century. Irregular warfare was initially conceptualized as a tactical complement of regular warfare. However, with the nationalization ... More


1816–1870: The Peace Society, the First International, and the Reform League

PAUL LAITY

in The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.003.01
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first peace movement in Britain emerged in response to the Napoleonic Wars and involved both pacifists and pacific-ists. The pacifists were mostly, but not only, Quakers, whereas the pacific-ists ... More


Protecting Cultural Treasures in Wartime

Wayne Sandholtz

in International Norms and Cycles of Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380088
eISBN:
9780199855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380088.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter assesses the evolution of international norms against cultural plundering, focusing on two crucial turns through the cycle of normative change: the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. The ... More


Finance and Slow Growth during the Industrial Revolution

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews recent research on Britain's Industrial revolution, showing that the presumed rate of economic growth during this economic watershed has been reduced progressively by several ... More


Albion's coast is sick

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 11 examines the career of the naval physician Thomas Trotter, who claimed that two‐thirds of the population were suffering the ill‐effects of luxury and nervous over‐stimulation. He believed ... More


The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

P. J. Marshall and Alaine Low (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is volume II of a series detailing the history of the British Empire and it examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the ... More


Hardy's The Dynasts: ‘Words…to Hold the Imagination’

Kenneth Millard

in Edwardian Poetry

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122258
eISBN:
9780191671395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122258.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Dynasts occupies an anomalous position in Hardy studies; while his standing as a poet has improved in the later part of the 20th century, this reevaluation has yet to reach his ... More


Introduction: Theories of War and Violence

Mark Hewitson

in Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792-1820

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787457
eISBN:
9780191829468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787457.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The Introduction outlines recent theories of violence, linking them to histories of war. Against the case put forward in the historiography, which has emphasized the continuity of both the conduct ... More


Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Marilyn Butler

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Interest in Jane Austen has never been greater, but it is revitalised by the advent of feminist literary history. In a substantial new introduction the author places this book, which was first ... More


Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume I: Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia, 1493-1648

Joachim Whaley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198731016
eISBN:
9780191730870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731016.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The work offers a new interpretation of the development of German‐speaking central Europe and the Holy Roman Empire or German Reich from the great reforms of 1495–1500 to its dissolution in 1806 ... More


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