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作者 Gill, Ellen, author
書名 Naval families, war and duty in Britain, 1740-1820 / Ellen Gill
出版項 Woodbridge, Suffolk : The Boydell Press, 2016
©2016
國際標準書號 9781783271092
1783271094
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  359.00941 G475    在架上    30550100624608
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  VA454 G475 2016    在架上    30530001320456
說明 xvii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-269) and index
"This book explores the competing demands of family, war and duty in the lives of eighteenth-century naval men and their families. It covers not just the men afloat and their wives ashore, but also the rich and complex financial, professional and fraternal networks that were essential to naval lives. By drawing on a substantial body of personal correspondence, the book goes beyond cultural and gendered stereotypes to examine the roles and responsibilities of men, women and children within a naval family and how war shaped and determined those roles. The families considered include those of several famous naval figures, including Philip Broke, Matthew Flinders and George Bass, and also the families of "lower deck" seamen, some of whom could not write for themselves and where data has been gleaned from previously unexplored petitions. The information provided contributes to a wider understanding of gender roles, especially masculinity, in the period and to eighteenth-century social and cultural history more broadly. Moreover, as insights into the intimate and emotional details of family life, especially between husbands and wives, are difficult to discover in any historical period (such intimacy being rarely recorded), the details presented here constitute a rare resource." Cover page 4
主題 Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Correspondence
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- History -- 18th century
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- History -- 19th century
War and families -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
War and families -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Navies -- Family relationships -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Navies -- Family relationships -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
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