This collection examines soldiers as combatants, tourists, family men and as citizens. In particular, chapters trace the theme of the \'citizen soldier\' through the initiatives of the period that placed civilian men under arms. In these ways and more, this new book explores \'soldiering\' as an activity, an identity, a career and a way of life.
List of Figures Foreword to the Series Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction: New Histories of Soldiering; C.Kennedy& M.McCormack PART I: NATION AND SOCIETY \'The Greatest Number Walked Out\': Imperial Conflict and the Contractual Basis of Military Society in the Early Highland Regiments; M.Dziennik \'True Brittons and Real Irish\': Irish Catholics in the British Army during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; C.Kennedy Military Radicals and the Making of Class, 1790-1860; N.Mansfield Wars of Seeing: Suffering and Sentiment in Joseph Wright\'s The Dead Soldier; P.Shaw PART II: MILITARY IDENTITIES A Bridge Between the Gap: the Martial Identity of the Marine Corps, 1755-1802; B.W.Zerbe Liberators and Tourists: British Soldiers in Madrid during the Peninsular War; G.Daly \'A Real English Soldier\': Suffering, Manliness and Class in the Mid Nineteenth-Century Soldiers\' Tale; N.Ramsey PART III: CITIZEN SOLDIERS Liberty and Discipline: Militia Training Literature in mid-Georgian England; M.McCormack \'Let Us Play the Men\': Masculinity and the Citizen-Solider in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland; P.Higgins Creating the Amateur Soldier: the Theory and Training of Britain\'s Volunteers; K.Linch The Amateur Military Tradition Revisited; I.F.W.Beckett Bibliography Index
"Readers will find literary and artistic analyses standing beside more conventional methods of investigation...it offers a fascinating glimpse into the potential for apply socio-cultural analyses to the Georgian-era British military establishment." - Patrick J. Speelman, US Merchant Marine Academy, Journal of Military History