The Editors

Publishing Contact

The Editorial Board

Aims of the Series

Book Proposals

Published Books

 
  Palgrave Macmillan Series
 

War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850


The Editors

RAFE BLAUFARB
Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution
Department of History
Florida State University
113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL32306-2200, United States
Email: rblaufarb@fsu.edu

ALAN FORREST
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
University of York
The King's Manor
York Y01 7EP, United Kingdom
Email: aif1@york.ac.uk

KAREN HAGEMANN
Department of History 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hamilton Hall, CB # 3195
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195, United States
Email: hagemann@unc.edu

Publishing Contact

Emily Russell (Publisher History)
Commissioning Editor, History
Palgrave Macmillan, Scholarly Division
4 Crinan Street
London N1 9XW, United Kingdom
Email: emily.russell@palgrave.com
Direct line: +44 (0) 207 014 6924

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The Editorial Board

RICHARD BESSEL
University of York (German and European History)

MICHAEL BROERS
University of Oxford (Italian, Spanish and Comparative European History)

SARAH CHAMBERS
University of Minnesota (Spanish America and Gender) 

LAURENT DUBOIS
Duke University (Caribbean History) 

ÉTIENNE FRANÇOIS

Free University of Berlin (French and German History)

JANET HARTLEY
London School of Economics (The Russian Empire) 

WAYNE LEE
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (American History) 

JANE RENDALL
University of York (Britain, Culture and Gender)

REINHARD STAUBER
Alpen-Adria-Universitńt Klagenfurt (Habsburg Empire)

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Aims of the Series

The century from 1750 to 1850 marked a seminal period of change in world history. The Seven Years War, 1756-63, had seen continuing rivalry between European powers, rivalry that extended into competition for empire. The political landscape was to be transformed by a series of revolutions fought in the name of liberty - in America and France most notably, but also in Holland and Geneva in the eighteenth century, and across much of mainland Europe by 1848. The new ideas, as well as the rivalry of imperial nations, were carried to the furthest outposts of empire, to Egypt, India and the Caribbean, where the 1790s were the formative period in creating the first black republic in Haiti, the former French colony of Saint-Domingue, in 1801. Those ideas continued to inspire anti-colonial and liberation movements in Central and Latin America throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. The Age of Revolutions challenged the legitimacy of states and regimes in Europe and beyond, exposing their people to new, often incendiary, ideas. It was not confined to any one continent; it was a world movement which requires study in its global dimension.

If social and political institutions were transformed by revolution in this period, so, too, was warfare. During the quarter-century of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars in particular, Europe was faced with the prospect of "total" warfare, a war that was unprecedented before the twentieth century. Military hardware, it is true, evolved only slowly. But in other ways these can legitimately be described as the first modern wars, fought by mass armies mobilized by patriotic and national propaganda, leading to the circulation of millions of people throughout Europe and beyond (soldiers first and foremost, but also prisoners of war, civilians and refugees). The civilian population had to contribute to these wars at a level that had not been seen before, and had to provide huge quantities of food, clothing and equipment for the armies. Those who lived through the period as children, youths, and adults, shared formative common experiences and memories that would help shape their ambitions and their identities. 


The changing nature of war had a number of consequences. Because of mass mobilization and the spatial extension of war, even ordinary men travelled as soldiers to regions they had barely heard about, encountered unknown people, languages and customs, and crossed new borders within Europe and overseas. Both soldiers and civilians experienced a further brutalization of warfare, with war casualties rising to previously unheard-of levels. Yet, because of their character as "national wars", these conflicts were closely intertwined with the process of political and cultural nation-building in Europe. It was not only America, France and Britain but also monarchies such as Prussia, Russia and Spain that sought, through appeals to national sentiment, the mobilization not only of young men but also of civilian populations, men and women alike. Without the support of civilian society the leading powers would not have been able to go to war. They needed broad civilian support to provide equipment for armies, militias and volunteers, medical services for sick and wounded soldiers, and war charities for invalids, widows and orphans. Women's activity steadily expanded, since they were not only solely responsible for supporting their families and carrying on the business of their soldier husbands, but also played a leading role in wartime nursing and relief work. New gender images were brought into play, and gender roles were renegotiated around the mobilization of men and the enhanced if frequently complementary and subordinate range of women's activities. These images could be used to legitimise the gender-specific tasks of men and women in the state, the military, society and the family.

The consequences of the various Wars of Revolution and Liberation between 1750 and 1850 are often discussed in terms of the redrawn map of Europe and the Americas, of political reaction and the stimulation of national aspirations and identities. But the individual and collective memories of those wartime experiences, and their impact on future generations across Europe and the Americas, remain relatively understudied. This series will revisit the Age of Revolutions across the globe and will place those experiences, perceptions and memories in their full cultural context.

It is the Objective of this Series

▪ to extend the scope of traditional histories of the period by discussing war and revolution across the Atlantic as well as within Europe, thereby contributing to a new global history

to relate political, social, cultural and military history and art history and thus develop a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of war

to analyse the construction of identities and power relations by integrating various categories of difference - most particularly class, gender, religion, generational difference, race and ethnicity

to examine elements of comparison and transfer, so as to tease out the complexities of national, regional and global history

to cross the traditional borders between early modern and modern history since this is a period which integrates aspects of old and new, traditional and modern. 

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Book Proposals for the Series are Welcome

The series will publish both:

themed collections addressing key aspects of the social and cultural history of war and society in this period;

 single-authored books.

Please send your proposal to one of the three editors



Information for Interested Authors:

Addresses of the Editors and the Editorial Board Members (pdf)
Flyer of the Palgrave Series (pdf)
Publishing Proposals: Guidelines for Authors (doc)
Information on the Aims of the Series and its Review Procedure (pdf)
Publishing with Palgrave - A Guide for Authors (pdf)
Style Sheet of the WCS Series (pdf)

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Published Books

Soldiers Alan Forrest, Karen Hagemann and Jane Rendall (editors)

SOLDIERS, CITIZENS AND CIVILIANS
Experiences and Perceptions of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1790-1820
[2009]

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Bee Alan Forrest and Peter H. Wilson (editors)

THE BEE AND THE EAGLE
Napoleonic France and the End of the Holy Roman Empire, 1806
[2009]

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Soldiers Richard Bessel, Nicholas Guyatt and Jane Rendall (editors)

WAR, EMPIRE AND SLAVERY, 1770-1830 [2010]

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Karen Hagemann, Gisela Mettele and Jane Rendall (editors)

GENDER, WAR AND POLITICS
Transatlantic Perspectives, 1775-1830
[2010]

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Soldiers Marie-CÚcile Thoral

FROM VALMY TO WATERLOO
France at War, 1792-1815
[2011]

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Soldiers Christine Wright

WELLINGTON'S MEN IN AUSTRALIA
Peninsular War Veterans and the Making of Empire c.1820-40
[2011]

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Soldiers Kevin Linch

BRITAIN AND WELLINGTON'S ARMY
Recruitment, Society and Tradition, 1807-15
[2011]

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Eveline G. Bouwers

PUBLIC PANTHEONS IN REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE
Comparing Cultures of Remembrance, c. 1790-1840
[2012]

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Alan Forrest, Étienne Franšois and Karen Hagemann (editors)

WAR MEMORIES
The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture
[2012]

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Michael Broers, Peter Hicks and Agustín Guimerá (editors)

THE NAPOLEONIC EMPIRE AND THE NEW EUROPEAN POLITICAL CULTURE [2012]

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Ralph Kingston

BUREAUCRATS AND BOURGEOIS SOCIETY
Office Politics and Individual Credit in France 1789-1848
[2012]

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Catriona Kennedy and Matthew McCormack (editors)

SOLDIERING IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 1750-1850
Men of Arms
[2013]

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Mark Wishon

GERMAN FORCES AND THE BRITISH ARMY
Interactions and Perceptions, 1742-1815
[2013]

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Gavin Daly

THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE PENINSULAR WAR
Encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814
[2013]

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Catriona Kennedy

NARRATIVES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY AND NAPOLEONIC WARS
Military and Civilian Experience in Britain and Ireland
[2013]

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Pierre Serna, Antonino De Francesco and Judith A. Miller (editors)

REPUBLICS AT WAR, 1776-1840
Revolutions, Conflicts, and Geopolitics in Europe and the Atlantic World
[2013]

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Leighton S. James

WITNESSING THE REVOLUTIONARY AND NAPOLEONIC WARS IN GERMAN CENTRAL EUROPE [2013]

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Rasmus Glenth°j and Morten Nordhagen Ottosen

EXPERIENCES OF WAR AND NATIONALITY IN DENMARK AND NORWAY, 1807-1815 [2014]

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Mark Lawrence

SPAIN'S FIRST CARLIST WAR, 1833-40 [2014]

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Katherine B. Aaslestad and Johan Joor (editors)

REVISITING NAPOLEON'S CONTINENTAL SYSTEM
Local, Regional and European Experiences
[2015]

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Charles Esdaile and Philip Freeman

BURGOS IN THE PENINSULAR WAR, 1808-1814
Occupation, Siege, Aftermath
[2015]

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Julia Osman

CITIZEN SOLDIERS AND THE KEY TO THE BASTILLE [2015]

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John Richard Moores

REPRESENTATIONS OF FRANCE IN ENGLISH SATIRICAL PRINTS, 1740-1832 [2015]

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Marion F. Godfroy

KOUROU AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A FRENCH AMERICA [2015]

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Janet M. Hartley, Paul Keenan and Dominic Lieven (editors)

RUSSIA AND THE NAPOLEONIC WARS [2015]

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Oskar Cox Jensen

NAPOLEON AND BRITISH SONG, 1797-1822 [2015]

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Ute Planert (editor)

NAPOLEON'S EMPIRE
European Politics in Global Perspective
[2016]

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Alan Forrest, Karen Hagemann and Michael Rowe (editors)

WAR, DEMOBILIZATION AND MEMORY
The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions
[2016]

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Sharon Murphy

THE BRITISH SOLDIER AND HIS LIBRARIES, C. 1822-1901 [2016]

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Richard Hall

ATLANTIC POLITICS, MILITARY STRATEGY AND THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR [2016]

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Valerie Mainz

DAYS OF GLORY?
Imaging Military Recruitment and the French Revolution
[2016]

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Joshua Meeks

FRANCE, BRITAIN, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN
[2017]

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