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Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France

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Winner of the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies
One of the first books on Gays in the Military published following the historic repeal of Don t Ask Don t Tell in 2011, Napoleonic Friendshipexamines the history of male intimacy in the French military, from Napoleon to the First World War. Echoing the historical record of gay soldiers in the United States, Napo
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Paperback, 379 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by University Press of New England (first published December 28th 2010)
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The book is extraordinary, in its subject matter, the handling and the treatment of the information, and the insight produced from all of it. It opens up a whole new perspective on male-to-male intimacy. Set in military and historical background, it nevertheless appeals to a certain universal connection between men, speaking of masculine intimacy that men in the 21st century can recognize.

Flooded with fascinating material and interesting details from the span of nearly two centuries, the book w
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