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Britain, Ireland, and Military Europe

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The eighteenth-century British army is often associated with empire and national identity; but it was a European institution, and British and Irish males did not see the British army as the only ... More


The Eighteenth-Century British Army as a European Institution

Stephen Conway

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/9781846319556.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

We tend to associate armies in the modern world with nation states. Armies are instruments of state power, funded from the public purse; in wartime, particularly, they often epitomize the nation. ... More


Soldiering Abroad: The Experience of Living and Fighting among Aliens during the Napoleonic Wars

Graciela Iglesias Rogers

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/9781846319556.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The vast majority of the conflicts in which British soldiers were involved in the period 1750-1815 took place abroad, bringing them into unprecedented contact with foreign cultures and manners. This ... More


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