Lessons learnt? Cultural transfer and revolutionary wars, 1775–1831

Heuser, B. (2014) Lessons learnt? Cultural transfer and revolutionary wars, 1775–1831. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 25(4), pp. 858-876. (doi: 10.1080/09592318.2013.833028)

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Did participants in small wars in the period 1775–1831 learn from previous or contemporary examples? While this is difficult to prove for participants who left no written records, there is considerable evidence in existing publications by practitioners that they did indeed draw out lessons from recent insurgencies, either from their own experience or from events elsewhere which they studied from afar, especially the Spanish Guerrilla, which had already become legendary. Most authors showed an interest in how to stage insurgencies rather than in how to quell them. Even then, transfer did not come in a package of tactics-cum-values, but in each case in different configurations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heuser, Professor Beatrice
Authors: Heuser, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Small Wars and Insurgencies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1743-9558
Published Online:25 July 2014

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