Intrepid Women : Cantinieres and Vivandieres of the French Army, Hardback Book

Intrepid Women : Cantinieres and Vivandieres of the French Army Hardback

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Cantinieres and vivandieres were women who served as official, uniformed combat auxiliaries of French army units from 1793 to the eve of World War I.

Technically non-combatant spouses of active-duty soldiers, they fought and died in every conflict from the wars of the Revolution through colonial campaigns in Algeria, Mexico, West Africa, and Indochina.

At a time when women were strictly controlled by the Napoleonic Code, cantinieres owned property, traveled widely, and exercised a fierce independence from their husbands.

However, despite their actions, they passed largely under the radar of the growing feminist and anti-feminist movements that flourished in France from 1792 onward.

Based on extensive archival research as well as published sources, Intrepid Women is the first serious book-length study of a previously ignored aspect of women's and military history.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 12 b&w illus.
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: French Revolution
  • ISBN: 9780253354518

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