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Military Men of Feeling – Emotion, Touch, and Masculinity in the Crimean War - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Military Men of Feeling: Emotion, Touch, and Masculinity in the Crimean War

Holly Furneaux


This book offers a new way of thinking about Victorian men and the Victorian military. Though the nineteenth-century soldier has been perceived as emotionally buttoned up and stiff upper-lipped, this book explores the Victorian enthusiasm for military men of feeling. The book combines work by well-known writers—including Charles Dickens, Charles Kingsley, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charlotte Yonge—with previously unstudied writing and craft produced by soldiers in the Crimean War. It argues that published authors and soldiers typically rejected narratives of war violence in favour of account ... More

Keywords: masculinity, war, victorian, nineteenth Century, crimean War, military masculinity, emotion, touch

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737834
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737834.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holly Furneaux, author
Professor of English Literature, Cardiff University