Citizens, soldiers and national armies [electronic resource] : military service in France and Germany, 1789-1830 / by Thomas Hippler.

By: Hippler, Thomas, 1972-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, c2007Description: 272 pISBN: 9780203089118 (e-book : PDF)Subject(s): Draft -- France | Draft -- Germany -- Prussia | France -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc | France -- History, Military -- 1789-1815 | France -- History, Military -- 19th century | Prussia (Germany) -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc | Prussia (Germany) -- History, Military -- 18th century | Prussia (Germany) -- History, Military -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleCall number: 355.22363094309034 H667 Call Number: UB345.F8 H56 2007 Online resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access. Also available in print edition. CRC Press (http://www.crcpress.com)
Contents:
Introduction: citizenship and discipline -- First part: the French moment -- State-construction and recruitment policy in the ancien regime -- From feudal recruitment to touting -- The militia (and how to escape from it) -- Soldiers and the state -- The Enlightenment and military service -- Virtue-politics -- Rousseau and the military: a philosophy of civic practice -- Citizen-soldiers -- Popular arming and military service in the French Revolution -- The formation of the National Guard -- The 1789-90 debate on the "military constitution" -- Armed forces and levies of volunteers in 1791-3 -- Citizenship or discipline? -- Unifying the public force -- The revolutionary state and the "nation in arms" -- Quatre-vingt-treize -- "Death is a reminder of equality": the self-creation of the people -- Abstraction and identification -- Military experiences -- Constructing a popular state -- Transition: technologies of the state from France to Prussia -- Second part: the Prussian moment -- Military, society, and the state in old regime Prussia -- State-construction and military duties -- The establishment of the canton system -- Social implementation -- Criticism of the Prussian military system -- German idealism and military service -- The challenge of revolutionary war to German culture -- Interpreting the Revolution: the reform as theory -- Kant's heroic humiliation -- Fichte's inner frontier -- Conscription in the reformed Prussian state -- Empowering the nation -- The principles of the military reform -- Creating a body politic -- Principles of stratification -- The path to national war -- National war and conscription -- Organizing an insurrection -- Constitution and terror -- Popular arming -- Conscription -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: citizenship and discipline -- First part: the French moment -- State-construction and recruitment policy in the ancien regime -- From feudal recruitment to touting -- The militia (and how to escape from it) -- Soldiers and the state -- The Enlightenment and military service -- Virtue-politics -- Rousseau and the military: a philosophy of civic practice -- Citizen-soldiers -- Popular arming and military service in the French Revolution -- The formation of the National Guard -- The 1789-90 debate on the "military constitution" -- Armed forces and levies of volunteers in 1791-3 -- Citizenship or discipline? -- Unifying the public force -- The revolutionary state and the "nation in arms" -- Quatre-vingt-treize -- "Death is a reminder of equality": the self-creation of the people -- Abstraction and identification -- Military experiences -- Constructing a popular state -- Transition: technologies of the state from France to Prussia -- Second part: the Prussian moment -- Military, society, and the state in old regime Prussia -- State-construction and military duties -- The establishment of the canton system -- Social implementation -- Criticism of the Prussian military system -- German idealism and military service -- The challenge of revolutionary war to German culture -- Interpreting the Revolution: the reform as theory -- Kant's heroic humiliation -- Fichte's inner frontier -- Conscription in the reformed Prussian state -- Empowering the nation -- The principles of the military reform -- Creating a body politic -- Principles of stratification -- The path to national war -- National war and conscription -- Organizing an insurrection -- Constitution and terror -- Popular arming -- Conscription -- Conclusion.

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