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Concepts of Absolute and Real War

Andreas Herberg‐Rothe

in Clausewitz's Puzzle: The Political Theory of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199202690
eISBN:
9780191707834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202690.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

All previous interpretations of Clausewitz's concept of war have treated it as something that must be understood in connection with the three interactions to the extreme, and consequently with his ... More


Losing Naples

John A. Davis

in Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198207559
eISBN:
9780191716720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207559.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reconstructs the events that followed Murat's defection to the Allies in 1814, his subsequent decision to rally to Napoleon after the flight from Elba, and his defeat by the Austrians at ... More


Liberal Toryism and Economical Reform, 1815–1830

PHILIP HARLING

in The Waning of ‘Old Corruption’: The Politics of Economical Reform in Britain, 1779-1846

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205760
eISBN:
9780191676772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205760.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

After Waterloo, Britons expected to be relieved from the onerous wartime burden of debt and taxes. Nevertheless, the impact of post-war retrenchment should not be dismissed as negligible. Its ... More


Introduction

P. J. Marshall

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

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

For this book the 18th century has been extended at both ends. Although strict uniformity has not been imposed on all chapters, this volume is for the most part set between two dates traditionally ... More


The Bear and the Whale: Russia in British Defence Planning

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses British defence planning in Russia. The prominent Russian newspaper, Novoe vremia characterized the nineteenth century as one full Anglo-Russian quarrels, and termed them ‘the ... More


Contingencies of the Future Anterior: Austen’s Persuasion

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter four argues that in the proleptic imaginings of Austen’s protagonist and in the historical situating of the novel in the pre-Waterloo “peace,” Austen generates the sense of ineluctable ... More


One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Alan Schom

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081770
eISBN:
9780199854400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

On February 26, 1815, Napoleon, exiled Emperor of France—now dressed in a simple green uniform as Colonel of the Grenadiers—stepped aboard the brig LʼInconstant to the wildly enthusiastic cheers of ... More


Waterloo

Alan Schom

in One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081770
eISBN:
9780199854400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the highlights of the Battle of Waterloo. During this time Napoleon Bonaparte had been sick, his actions continued to remain uncharacteristic and unpredictable and he was ... More


End of the Napoléonade

Alan Schom

in One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081770
eISBN:
9780199854400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the condition of Napoleon Bonaparte during the days shortly after the Battle of Waterloo. It suggests that during this time Napoleon had given up on rebuilding his army or ... More


Mills at War, 1940–45: The nation incarnate?

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Who or what is the soldier hero of World War II? One of the characteristic devices of British cinema in this period was an attempt to foster a democratic spirit. The hero became not only Everyman but ... More


Lessons for Large States

Darius Ornston

in Good Governance Gone Bad: How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726101
eISBN:
9781501726118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726101.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

At first glance, large states such as France, Germany, and the United States appear very different from their Nordic counterparts. Reform and restructuring proceeds at a slower pace, overshooting is ... More


Joining up the dots: contingency, hindsight and the British insurrectionary tradition

John Stevenson

in The Cato Street Conspiracy: Plotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526144980
eISBN:
9781526150547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144997.00008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Explores the role of chance and contingency in ensuring that high-profile London sympathisers with the cause of radical change did not join the Cato Street Conspiracy.


Hunger and cannibalism: James Hogg’s deconstruction of Scottish military masculinities in The Three Perils of Man or War, Women, and Witchcraft!

Barbara Leonardi

in Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636.00014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter contends that hunger and cannibalism are extended metaphors that James Hogg utilises in his novel The Three Perils of Man (1822) to denounce the human losses in the Napoleonic Wars and ... More


Model military men: Charlotte Yonge and the ‘martial ardour’ of ‘a soldier’s daughter’1

Susan Walton

in Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636.00015
Subject:
History, Military History

Charlotte Yonge’s close family connections with significant military men gave her a deep admiration for the discipline and courage of soldiers. She believed military manliness to be non-gendered and ... More


1797–1815

Daniel Grader and Gillian Hughes (eds)

in The Life of Sir Walter Scott by John Macrone: Edited with an Introduction by Daniel Grader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748669912
eISBN:
9781474422208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669912.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Macrone discusses Scott's collection of ballads for Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border and the tour of Waterloo which preceded the publication of Paul's Letters to His Kinfolk. He also describes the ... More


Effectiveness and the British Officer Corps, 1793–1815

Bruce Collins

in Britains Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319556
eISBN:
9781781387160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319556.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

One prevalent model of the British officer corps is that it was neither sufficiently well trained nor efficient until Wellington forged an effective officer corps in the Peninsula. There are few ... More


Horses at Waterloo, 1815

Donna Landry

in Equestrian Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226583044
eISBN:
9780226589657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589657.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In British literary culture, war-horse stories came into their own after Waterloo. On Sunday, the 18th of June 1815, battle-winning performances were accompanied by equine carnage so extreme that ... More


Wordsworth, Waterloo, and Sacrifice

Philip Shaw

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, the author pays particular attention to Wordsworth’s Thanksgiving Ode and to the accompanying sonnet ‘Intrepid sons of Albion!’, revealing the ways in which these poems address ideas ... More


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