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The Resource The British soldier in the Peninsular War : encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814, Gavin Daly

The British soldier in the Peninsular War : encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814, Gavin Daly

Label
The British soldier in the Peninsular War : encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814
Title
The British soldier in the Peninsular War
Title remainder
encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Daly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Combining military and cultural history this book offers a new perspective on the British soldier in the Peninsular War. For all the histories of the Peninsular War and its continuing romantic appeal in the British imagination, little attention has been paid to how young British officers and enlisted men wrote about and experienced the places and peoples of Spain and Portugal during the war against Napoleon. This book examines those travels and cross-cultural encounters between 1808 and 1814, revealing Spain and Portugal as seen through the eyes of British redcoats. It is the story of how British soldiers interacted with the local environment and culture, of their attitudes and behaviour towards the inhabitants, and of how they wrote about all this to their readers, both during and after the war, in letters and memoirs"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daly, Gavin
Dewey number
940.2/7341
Index
index present
LC call number
DC232
LC item number
.D24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War, culture and society, 1750-1850
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peninsular War, 1807-1814
  • Peninsular War, 1807-1814
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Military / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
Label
The British soldier in the Peninsular War : encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814, Gavin Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. To the Peninsula -- 2. First Contact: Lisbon -- 3. Landscape and Climate -- 4. Billets and Hospitality -- 5. Searching for Civilization -- 6. The Religious World -- 7. 'Dark-Eyed Beauties' -- Conclusion: Crossing to Civilization
Control code
834978655
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9781137323828
Lccn
2013028836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)834978655
Label
The British soldier in the Peninsular War : encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814, Gavin Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. To the Peninsula -- 2. First Contact: Lisbon -- 3. Landscape and Climate -- 4. Billets and Hospitality -- 5. Searching for Civilization -- 6. The Religious World -- 7. 'Dark-Eyed Beauties' -- Conclusion: Crossing to Civilization
Control code
834978655
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9781137323828
Lccn
2013028836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)834978655

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