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Soldier and Peasant in French Popular Culture, 176... - a book by Hopkin, David M.

Soldier and Peasant in French Popular Culture, 1766-1870

Soldier and Peasant in French Popular Culture, 1766-1870( )
Author: Hopkin, David M.
Series title:Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Ser.
ISBN:978-1-84383-843-2
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.95
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Revolutionary France gave the modern world the concept of the "nation-in-arms", a potent combination of nationalism, militarism and republicanism embodied in the figure of the conscript. But it was not a concept shared by those most affected by conscription, the peasantry, who regarded the soldier as representative of an entirely different way of life. Concentrating on the militarised borderlands of eastern France, this book examines the disjuncture between the patriotic expectations...
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