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Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France By Brian Joseph Martin,

  • Title: Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France
  • Author: Brian Joseph Martin
  • ISBN: 9781584659563
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural StudiesOne of the first books on Gays in the Military published following the historic repeal of Don t Ask Don t Tell in 2011, Napoleonic Friendship examines the history of male intimacy in the French military, from Napoleon to the First World War Echoing the historical record of gay soldiers in the United States,Winner of the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural StudiesOne of the first books on Gays in the Military published following the historic repeal of Don t Ask Don t Tell in 2011, Napoleonic Friendship examines the history of male intimacy in the French military, from Napoleon to the First World War Echoing the historical record of gay soldiers in the United States, Napoleonic Friendship is the first book length study on the origin of queer soldiers in modern France Based on extensive archival research in France, the book traces the development of affectionate friendships in the French Army from 1789 to 1916 Following the French Revolution, radical military reforms created conditions for new physical and emotional intimacy between soldiers, establishing a model of fraternal affection during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars that would persist amid the ravages of the Franco Prussian War and World War I Through readings of Napoleonic military memoirs and other non fiction archival material and French military fiction from Hugo and Balzac to Zola and Proust , Martin examines a broad range of emotional and erotic relationships, from combat buddies to soldier lovers He argues that the French Revolution s emphasis on military fraternity evolved into an unprecedented sense of camaraderie in the armies of Napoleon For many soldiers, the hardships of combat led to intimate friendships For some, the homosociality of military life inspired mutual affection, lifelong commitment, and homoerotic desire.
    Napoleonic Friendship Military Fraternity Intimacy and Sexuality in Nineteenth Century France Winner of the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural StudiesOne of the first books on Gays in the Military published following the historic repeal of Don t Ask Don t Tell in Napoleonic Friendsh

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    1. The book is extraordinary, in its subject matter, the handling and the treatment of the information, and the insight produced from all of it It opens up a whole new perspective on male to male intimacy Set in military and historical background, it nevertheless appeals to a certain universal connection between men, speaking of masculine intimacy that men in the 21st century can recognize Flooded with fascinating material and interesting details from the span of nearly two centuries, the book won [...]

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