Brian Martin on Queer Napoleon: from Napoleonic Friendship to Gays in the Military

Wednesday 27 March, 2013
6:30 - 8pm, $0

New York University, Maison Français
16 Washington Mews

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Based on extensive archival research in France, Napoleonic Friendship 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.

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