The British Armed Nation, 1793-1815 by J. E. CooksonThe British Armed Nation, 1793-1815 by J. E. Cookson

The British Armed Nation, 1793-1815

byJ. E. Cookson

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

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This book deals with the impact of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars on the British Isles. Previous work has concentrated on the ideological formations associated with the French conflict, especially anti-revolutionary loyalism and ideas of Britishness. Here, Dr Cookson provides anew perspective on the social response to the demands of war, through a detailed examination of the mobilization of armed force for the regular army, militia, and volunteers in response to the French encirclement of Britain and Ireland. Dr Cookson's study sheds interesting light on the nature of the British state and the extent of its dependence on society's self-organizing powers. He uses the evidence on mobilization to show the differences in the nature of state and society in various parts of the British Isles, and examinesthe impact on Scottish and Irish identities within the unions. In England, he shows how mobilization often owed more to working-class pragmatism and the `town-making' interests of urban rulers than to national defence patriotism. The result is a fascinating `war and society' study which is also asignificant contribution to urban history.
J. E. Cookson is a Reader in History and Head of Department at University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
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Title:The British Armed Nation, 1793-1815Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`J.E. Cookson's masterly account of the problems confronting and the solutions adopted by Pitt and his subordinates and successors in the protracted crisis of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars reveals many surprises. The book is valuable as an addenda and corrective to much of the new workbeing done in eighteenth and early nineteenth centuery British history. But it is more than that. Cookson ranges widely over social, economic, cultural and political issues. Unexpectedly, Cookson's look at the three kindoms at war provides us with a window into the souls of nations.'Ellis Archer Wasson, Albion