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Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans

Mark Lawrence reviews this vital text, which brings ‘clarity and interest’ to the experiences and perspectives of indigenous populations during the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath.

Response to Review no. 727

I am grateful to Dr Mark Lawrence for his thought-provoking review of my Napoleon’s Cursed War, in which, apart from its general perspicacity, he makes a couple of points I would like to comment on. The first, and undoubtedly the most important, concerns the guerrilla, about which he finds my view both historically ‘orthodox’ andContinue reading “Response to Review no. 727”

Napoleon’s Cursed War: Popular Resistance in the Spanish Peninsular War

Ronald Fraser’s Napoleon’s Cursed War: Popular Resistance in the Spanish Peninsular War is an important contribution to a growing field of history. His focus on Patriot Spain’s war effort against Napoleon’s 1808–14 occupation is eminently sensible: this area over the past few years has been subject to rigorous debate in the scholarly community, and Fraser’sContinue reading “Napoleon’s Cursed War: Popular Resistance in the Spanish Peninsular War”