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Jennifer Ngaire Heuer
President and Fellows of Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT 05753-6004)

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Research Programs

$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 6/30/2005

War and Family in the Napoleonic Empire

From state-sponsored weddings of veterans to speeches decrying threats to French homes, the Napoleonic Empire used an ideology of family to promote war. This book-length project traces the development of this ideology to illuminate how the French government legitimated a mass mobilization unprecedented in European history. But if familial images validated war, war also dramatically impacted familial relations. By examining these dynamics, I call into question the adequacy of current accounts of gender in Napoleonic France that focus on political and legal changes without considering the militarization of society.