War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850

Days of Glory?

Imaging Military Recruitment and the French Revolution

Authors: Mainz, Valerie

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This book examines a range of visual images of military recruitment to explore changing notions of glory, or of gloire, during the French Revolution. It raises questions about how this event re-orientated notions of ‘citizenship’ and of service to ‘la Patrie’. The opening lines of the Marseillaise are grandly declamatory: Allons enfants de la Patrie/le jour de gloire est arrivé! or, in English: Arise, children of the Homeland/The day of glory has arrived! What do these words mean in their later eighteenth-century French context? What was gloire and how was it changed by the revolutionary process? This military song, later adopted as the national anthem, represents a deceptively unifying moment of collective engagement in the making of the modern French nation. Valerie Mainz questions this through a close study of visual imagery dealing with the issue of military recruitment.  From neoclassical painting to popular prints, such images typically dealt with the shift from civilian to soldier, focusing on how men, and not women, were called to serve the Homeland.

About the authors

Valerie Mainz is Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, having previously worked in both the commercial and subsidised sectors of the theatre. She has curated exhibitions on the French Revolution at the University Gallery, University of Leeds in 1998, at the Musée de la Révolution française, Vizille in 1999 and, together with Richard Williams, at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds in 2006. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Days of Glory?
Book Subtitle
Imaging Military Recruitment and the French Revolution
Authors
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54294-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54294-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54293-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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