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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

….Experience in France during the Age of Revolution

"Thousands of women served with French military units between 1775 and 1820, yet the subject of French women's military participation in the Age of Revolution has never been covered comprehensively Between 1792 and 1815, France was almost constantly at war and, as the centre of revolution, underwent numerous regime changes, each with potential ramifications for both gender relations and military institutions. The French army included far more women than did the armies of other European powers.1 Each of the French army's female roles had unique characteristics, but all involved women working in a largely male world and engaging in combat at least occasionally. Therefore, by definition, these roles implicitly challenged ideas of women as unsuited to military service, particularly combat. Yet despite numerous variations and exceptions, a remarkable continuity prevailed across four and a half decades and numerous regime changes. While women participated in the male activity of war far more extensively than they did in other European armies of the time, the French government and military officials carefully regulated and circumscribed their activities, confining them as much as possible to the roles of mother, nurse and housekeeper. When it became impossible to do so in reality, powerful men still did so in perception, by determining which women received recognition for heroism, and by controlling rewards, pensions and the narrative of women's actions."
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MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2018 4:31 p.m. PST

Armand, this is yet another link that goes to the main page of The Springer Shop. No way that I can see to find this particular book.

I tried entering the name of the book and got about 100K "suggestions."

So, can you fix this? It's happened for other books you
have posted.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

Maybe I have not the skills for that my friend….

So sorry.

Maybe some fellow member can help…? (smile)


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

This is a commercial on-line journal. There is a link on the right that requires you to pay (big time) to download any article. There are university accounts that get you into this for free (one of my lads has got into this one regularly)…

But for the rest of us. There is not that much for free anywhere. Plus, those that are you download at your peril. Plagiarised Osprey books are ten a penny, but be sure you have good anti virus soft ware before you do so.

MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

Thank you, Deadhead. I was afraid that might be the case. I'll use my uni account then.

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