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Napoleonic Friendship
Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France
Brian Joseph Martin

University of New Hampshire Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Prologue: Gays in the Military
• Introduction: Napoleon Wept
• Revolution to Empire (1789–1815)
• Military Fraternity from the Revolution to Napoleon
• Napoleonic Friendship at the Top: Marshal Lannes, General Duroc, General Junot
• Napoleonic Friendship in the Ranks: General Marbot, Captain Coignet, Sergeant Bourgogne
• Waterloo (1815)
• Wannabes and Waterloo: Stendhal’s Napoleonic Latecomers
• Grave Friendship: Hugo’s Miserable Waterloo
• An Army of Bachelors: Napoleonic Veterans from Blaze to Balzac
• Restoration to Second Empire (1815–70)
• Combat Companions and Veteran Bedfellows: Balzac’s Major Hulot and Colonel Chabert
• Military Daddies and Veteran Rogues: Balzac’s Major Genestas and Colonel Bridau
• Neo-Napoleonic Friendship: Maupassant, Zola, and the War of 1870
• Conclusion: Homo Military Modernity: Proust and the First World War
• Epilogue: Unknown Soldiers
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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