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Popular resistance in the French wars : patriots, partisans and land pirates /
edited by Charles J. Esdaile.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
description
xii, 233 p.
ISBN
1403938261 (cloth)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
isbn
1403938261 (cloth)
general note
"The papers contained in ths volume of essays were originally presented at a symposium held in the School of History in the University of Liverpool in September 2003"--Pref.
catalogue key
5337329
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Guerilla warfare had its popular origins during the time of Napoleon, with French occupying forces beset everywhere by irregular armed resistance. How accurate is this picture of what happened? Leading authorities tease out the question & arrive at some surprising conclusions.
Long Description
In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against Napoleon's armies and fell upon them without mercy. From these insurrections we get the modern word "guerrilla," but did armed civilians really play an important a role in the struggle? In this collection of essays a group of specialists on the Napoleonic epoch tease out the question, and arrive at some startling conclusions.
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In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against Napoleon's armies and fell upon them without mercy. From these insurrections we get the modern word "guerrilla", but did armed civilians really play an important a role in the struggle? In this collection of essays a group of specialists on the Napoleonic epoch tease out the question, and arrive at some startling conclusions.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Preface
Notes on Contributors
Popular Resistance in Napoleanic Europe: Issues and Perspectives
The Ubiquitous Brigand: The Politics and Language of Repression
Guerrilla Warfare Avant la Lettre: Northern Italy, 1792-97
Resistance, Collaboration or Third Way? Responses to Napoleonic Rule in Germany
Popular Resistance in Catalonia: Somatens and Miquelets in Catalonia, 1808-14
The Anatomy of a Research Project: The Sociology of the Guerrilla War in Spain, 1808-14
Regulating the Irregulars: Spanish Legislation on La Guerrilla During the Peninsular War
The Pen and the Sword: Political Catechisms and Resistance to Napoleon
The Patriotism of the Russian Army in the 'Patriotic' or 'Fatherland' War of 1812
Afterword: Patriots, Pirates and Land Pirates in Retrospect
Index
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