Militarized Cultural Encounters in the Long Nineteenth Century

Making War, Mapping Europe

  • Joseph Clarke
  • John Horne

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Encounters

  3. Counter-Encounters

  4. Capturing Landscapes

  5. Power and Patrimonies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-370

About this book


This book explores European soldiers’ encounters with their continent’s exotic frontiers from the French Revolution to the First World War.  In numerous military expeditions to Italy, Spain, Russia, Greece and the ‘Levant’ they found wild landscapes and strange societies inhabited by peoples who needed to be ‘civilized.’ Yet often they also discovered founding sites of Europe’s own ‘civilization’ (Rome, Jerusalem) or decaying reminders of ancient grandeur. The resulting encounters proved seminal in forging a military version of the ‘civilizing mission’ that shaped Europe’s image of itself as well as its relations with its own periphery during the long nineteenth century.


French Revolution Age of Revolutions First World War Ottoman Empire military campaigns

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Clarke
    • 1
  • John Horne
    • 2
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.Trinity College DublinDublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78228-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78229-4
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