Citizen Soldiers and the Key to the Bastille

  • Julia Osman

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 108-128
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    Pages 151-160
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-204

About this book


Showcasing French participation in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, this book shows the French army at the heart of revolutionary, social, and cultural change. Osman argues that efforts to transform the French army into a citizen army before 1789 prompted and helped shape the French Revolution.


French Revolution American Revolution French army citizen-army citizen-soldier citizen-soldiers soldier-citizen soldier-citizens Seven Years' War French and Indian War Louis XVI Louis XIV Louis XV George Washington Society of the Cincinnati New France Canada Montcalm Vaudreuil reform american revolution France revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Osman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryMississippi State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50384-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48624-0
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