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Manliness and the English soldier in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 : the more things change, the more they stay the same

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dc.contributor.advisor Hosgood, Chris
dc.contributor.author Bannerman, Sheila J.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-13T20:30:01Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-13T20:30:01Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/240
dc.description vi, 138 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis uses the Victorian ideology of chivalric manlines to explain the class-oriented army hierarchy developed by volunteer soldiers from northern England during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Newspaper reports, advertising, and popular fiction reveal a public mythology of imperial manliness and neo-chivalric ideals that was transferred onto civilian volunteers, creating an ideal warrior that satisfied a thirst for honour. This mythology created a world view in which northern communities, once supporters of the burgeoning peace movement, became committed supporters of parochial units of volunteer soldiers that fought in the newly expanded army. Soldiers' letters and diaries reveal that ingrained ideals of manliness and chivalry led to class-differentiated hierarchies within the army that mirrored those in civilian life. Contrary to the conclusions of some current historians, the Regular soldier remained in his traditional place at the bottom of the army structure, so that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2005 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Masculinity -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century en
dc.subject Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century en
dc.subject South African War, 1899-1902 -- Participation, British en
dc.subject South African War, 1899-1902 -- Social aspects en
dc.subject Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Social conditions en
dc.subject Social classes -- Great Britain -- History en
dc.subject Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Attitudes en
dc.title Manliness and the English soldier in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 : the more things change, the more they stay the same en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of History

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