War Memories: the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture

Author(s) : FORREST Alan (ed.), HAGEMANN Karen (ed.)
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“The memory of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars was so powerful across Europe because they constituted a crucial turning point in European history. The military expansion of France ensured that scarcely a corner of Europe remained untouched by the wars and by the political, economic and social changes that accompanied them. This interdisciplinary volume brings together an international team of experts who study how experiences and memories were transmitted to future generations in European culture and explore the various media through which they passed. This focus allows the authors to examine the intersection between experience and memory, between the private and the public, history and fiction, literature and art, and, most significantly of all, between the memories of the individual, groups, regions, nations, and the continent of Europe.”
 
CONTENTS
– List of Illustrations
– Foreword to the Series
– Notes on Contributors 
– Preface; A. Forrest, É. François & K. Hagemann
– Introduction: War Memories: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern – European Culture; A. Forrest, É. François & K. Hagemann

PART I: MEMORIES IN PERSONAL WRITINGS
– “War, Experience and Memory: An Austrian Cavalry Officer Narrates the Napoleonic Wars”; L. James
– “Remembering the Other: The Peninsular War in the Autobiographical Accounts of British and French Soldiers”; L. Montroussier-Favre
– “Bayonets Across the Hedges: British Civilian Diaries and the War at Home, 1793–1815”; C. Kennedy
– “Conquered Territories and Entangled Histories: The Perception of Franco-German and German-Polish Borderlands in German Travelogues, 1792–1820”; B. Struck
– “Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign and Nineteenth-Century Orientalism: Perceptions and Memories in Autobiographical Accounts and Novels”; M-C. Thoral

PART II: MEMORY AND NOVELS
– “Warrior Sailors and Heroic Boys: Images of Masculinity in English Nautical Novels on the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars”; L. Peters
– “German Patriots and French Soldiers: Memories of the Napoleonic Wars in German Historical Novels on the Rhineland”; M. Schultz
– “Female Heroism: Images of Patriotic Women in Nineteenth Century Russian Historical Novels of the War of 1812”; R. Leiserowitz

Part III: MEMORY, CULTURAL PRACTICES AND MATERIAL CULTURE
– “Monumental Memories: State Commemoration of the Napoleonic Wars in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain”; H. Hoock
– “National Symbols and the Politics of Memory: The Prussian Iron Cross of 1813, its Cultural Context and its Aftermath”; K. Hagemann

Part IV: MEMORY AND VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS
– “The Memory of War through Cartoons: Imagining the French Invasion of Britain, 1793–1804”; R. Reichardt
– “Peasants, Cossacks and the 'Black Tsar': Russian Cartoons during the Wars of 1812 to 1814”; M. Peltzer
– “Another lieu de mémoire?: Napoleonic Painting, the Museum, and French Memory”; D. O' Brien
– “La pierre et l'empereur: Remembering the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in French Lithography”; K. Buchinger
– “The Disasters of a People's War: Goya's Image of the Peninsular War and Spanish War Memories”; P.K. Klein
– “Heroic Memories: Gendered Images of the Napoleonic Wars in German Feature Films of the Interwar Period”; W. Koller

Conclusion: “The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars as a Shared and Entangled European lieu de mémoire”; É. François

Year of publication :
2013
Place and publisher :
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages :
440
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