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The Resource Order and disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815 : control, resistance, flogging and hanging, Thomas Malcomson

Order and disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815 : control, resistance, flogging and hanging, Thomas Malcomson

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Order and disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815 : control, resistance, flogging and hanging
Title
Order and disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815
Title remainder
control, resistance, flogging and hanging
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Thomas Malcomson
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eng
Summary
Churchill once famously remarked that he would not join the navy because it was "all rum, sodomy and the lash." How far this was true of the navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars is the subject of this important new book. Summary punishments, courts martial, flogging and hanging were regularly made use of in this period to establish order in the navy. Based on extensive original research, including a detailed study of ships' captain's logs and muster tables, this book explores the concepts of order and disorder aboard ships and examines how order was preserved. It discusses the different sorts of disorder and why they occurred; argues that officers too sometimes pushed against the official order; and demonstrates that order was much more than the simple enforcement of the Articles of War. The book argues that the behaviors that were punished, how and to what degree reveal that the navy saw as most resistive or dangerous to its authority and the order it wanted established. In addition, it considers the role of patronage in shaping order, outlining how this was affected by Admiralty moves to centralize appointments, and shows that acts of disorder were plentiful, and increasing, in this period, and that the imbalance in court martial outcomes for sailors, marines and warrant officers, in comparison to commissioned officers, points to a flawed system of justice. Overall, the book provides an extremely nuanced picture of order and how it was preserved. --Cover
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Malcomson, Thomas
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Naval discipline
  • Naval discipline
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • Naval discipline
  • Great Britain
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Order and disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815 : control, resistance, flogging and hanging, Thomas Malcomson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Authority's Tools for Creating Order -- Paper Forms of Control -- Creating Order through Patronage and Material Incentives -- Creating Order through Regimentation, Food, Tobacco and Alcohol, Religion and Language -- Part II: Creating 'Disorder' -- Resistance -- Illegitimate Activity: Theft, Profiteering and Embezzlement, and Sex -- Opportunities for 'Disorder': The Coming of War, Shipwreck, Defeat and Drunkenness -- Part III: The Responses to 'Disorder' -- The Responses -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn953848242
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782047728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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maps
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  • 941316
  • 22573/ctt1c3hjgc
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remote
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(OCoLC)953848242
Label
Order and disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815 : control, resistance, flogging and hanging, Thomas Malcomson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Authority's Tools for Creating Order -- Paper Forms of Control -- Creating Order through Patronage and Material Incentives -- Creating Order through Regimentation, Food, Tobacco and Alcohol, Religion and Language -- Part II: Creating 'Disorder' -- Resistance -- Illegitimate Activity: Theft, Profiteering and Embezzlement, and Sex -- Opportunities for 'Disorder': The Coming of War, Shipwreck, Defeat and Drunkenness -- Part III: The Responses to 'Disorder' -- The Responses -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn953848242
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782047728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 941316
  • 22573/ctt1c3hjgc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953848242

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