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War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850

France, Britain, and the Struggle for the Revolutionary Western Mediterranean

Authors: Meeks, Joshua

  • Explores the struggle for control over the late eighteenth-century Western Mediterranean
  • Analyses the struggle within the ideologies of competing powers
  • Studies the role of ideology in Revolutionary France, as well as Tuscany, Toulon, Algiers, Spain and Corsica
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About this book

This book investigates the conflict over control over the Western Mediterranean in the late eighteenth-century. The Western Mediterranean during the 1790s featured a constant struggle for control over the region. While most histories point to military events such as the Italian Campaign as descriptive of this struggle between the two competing ideological forces of Revolutionary France and the Counter-Revolutionary First Coalition led by Britain, this book takes a different approach. Rather than looking at the struggle between ideologies, this book looks at the struggle within those ideologies, arguing that the Western Mediterranean states were not simply the battlefields or the prizes of the struggle, but were active participants with goals of autonomy or neutrality. The focus stretches beyond conflict between France and Britain, into the adaptation of ideology for different uses in Tuscany, Toulon, Algiers, Spain, and especially Corsica.

About the authors

Joshua Meeks is Assistant Professor at Northwest University, USA. He has previously taught at Florida State University and has worked with the INTO Pathways Program at University of South Florida. He specializes in British and French imperial history during the Age of Revolutions, along with Modern India and Environmental history.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Meeks, Joshua

    Pages 1-15

  • The Western Mediterranean in the Age of Revolutions

    Meeks, Joshua

    Pages 17-39

  • Revolutionary Corsica, 1789–1793

    Meeks, Joshua

    Pages 41-73

  • Britain and the First Coalition in the Western Mediterranean in 1793

    Meeks, Joshua

    Pages 75-111

  • The Anglo-Corsican Kingdom, 1794–1796

    Meeks, Joshua

    Pages 113-145

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44078-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44077-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
France, Britain, and the Struggle for the Revolutionary Western Mediterranean
Authors
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44078-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44078-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44077-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 212
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